Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bethany Bullet - May 12, 2015

When Jesus gives His disciples the command to “Love one another" in John 15 the cross is nearing.  While we are at the end of this Easter Season, when these words were first spoken Easter (the first one) was still a few days away.  Jesus’ words, "There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for friends" is about to move from assertion to action.   No sooner is His entire monologue concluded (chapter 17) than He is arrested (chapter 18).  Jesus knows what love is and does what love does, for He is love incarnate

Love compels the extra-ordinary!   It might lead to suffering indignity, it might mean risking injury, it might be shown by speaking truthfully...but it, love, compels the extra-ordinary.

Love, compels the extra-ordinary in…
V  Family
V  Faith Community
V  and Society, alike.

Love might compel one to suffer indignity in family by continuing to give and forgive when the old Adam simply desires to get even recognition or appreciation.

Love can compel one to risk injury to watch or wallet in faith community by continuing to show up and do even when numbered among the few or giving proportionately when the old Eve suspects such is not sharing unanimously.

Love ought to compel one to speak truthfully in society, even when the old creature would prefer to keep quiet.

-Pastor Kevin Kritzer


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