…All of Humanity.
The only way for the world to know that it is being redeemed is for the church to point to the Redeemer by being a redeemed people.
- Stanley Hauerwas (Resident Aliens)
From redeeming a heart, to lifting a spirit, or giving a smile, or a hug, or coming together as the ONE Church we ought to be; rebuilding a part of a city, showing our city and community we care, making our homes a place for others to rest and be filled with hope. We are to be a community filled with the very essence of our faith in Christ – Faith, Hope, but most importantly, Love.
It seriously is time to make this the most important action in all our lives, collaboratively. Loving without measure, with grace and mercy (forgiving 77 times 7 the wrongs of those who sin and sin against us) and coming up with creative ways to show the world our Love.
It is simply time to stop worrying and arguing about all the other bull crap – non-essentials that most of the time we disagree on. But agree on the essentials – Loving God and Loving Others.
Because through our Love – restoration, reconciliation, (as we always wish) revival and transformation – will come, either individually or collaboratively.
Click the picture above to view my first published article called The Redeeming Church: a look at how Jesus taught us to bring the Kingdom to earth by being a redeemed people showing Christ salvation and love by redeeming our world here and now.
Action without personal transformation is empty.
And transformation without action is impossible.
And sometimes, the only way for transformation to happen in one is to see action in another, or in another place where transformation hasn’t happened, where the thought of death has no hope for life.