The “most likely to succeed” in the kingdom of God are the ones who get this simple little Peace-Full Truth – God Loves each and every person you see, meet, hear about or that is living, dead or yet to be born the same as He Loves you!
Knowing this – how does it affect our ability and desire to be more Loving?
“But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.”– Luke 11:33-34
The story is well known, the moral of the story has been hashed and rehashed but as a civilization, a culture and as Gods people it is missed so many times.
The most religious people had passed this man who had been beaten and was lying on the ground. The law keepers and law enforcers from the temple had just walked right by – “I will pray for you but I am in a hurry to grab the Krispy Kreme’s before my Sunday School class” – you can almost hear them say and the man in pain continues to agonize!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! If this message didn’t get to people from seeing a man willingly go and hang on the cross from them so that they could be Free and have a relationship with God – I don’t know what further could be done – EXCEPT –
What if every Christian got the idea that ALL that mattered, that the hallmark of Faith in Jesus Christ and the Only evidence that He was real and inside them was the Love that they openly shared with others?
Let me put this another way – If Heaven is a bunch of pompous people who lived legally better than anyone else – deal me out! But if Heaven is a place of unconditional Lovers, who grew into and grasped that Being like Christ was, is and always will Be Loving like no other – Brother all Hell couldn’t keep me from wanting to be there!
The Third Peace-Full Truth therefore is this – Being like Christ is Being like His Love! Without condition, judgment or condemnation – Jesus Loves! Without evaluation, elevation or discrimination – Jesus Loves!
Do you want to be Truly FREE?
Then change what you see as important to God – it isn’t your ability to follow the law – it’s your willingness, desire and availability to Love like the Greatest Lover of All Times who lives inside you!
Breathe in and say:
“God grow Love for All”
Breathe out and say:
Grow in Love and the world will beat a path to your door!