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"Love Works"

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As Christians, charity is not some random generous act that we perform and then hurry back to real life. It is not an emotional response to a telethon appeal before we flip the channel. Charity is what we do. It defines us. It is why we are here. It takes many forms. And yes it does begin at home. But it doesn’t end there. It extends to the stranger and the least among us. The metrics of charity are often counted out in time, treasure and talent. But before any of that, there is the unmeasured essential… Love… the precious commodity we have been given by God to put to work every day… glorifying him by serving others.

We work at love because love works. It is God’s plan for us… the sole reason we are here. It is not a serendipitous surprise or a vague sentiment. It is a deliberate embrace of God’s grace. That means looking for God’s love in all things… receiving it… rejoicing in it… then passing it on. And that’s when the work really begins. It is God’s work entrusted to us… the work of witnessing his love… giving and forgiving… listening and helping… encouraging and inspiring… sacrificing and celebrating. 

And doing it all in the humble spirit of the widow… in the knowledge that we are both a vessel and an instrument of love… but we are not the author of that love. As Paul tells us: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who love but Christ who loves within me. Invite that love in today. Then pass it on. Love works… if you work it.

God love you!