What of Love?


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What can change the heart of a man? Can polished speeches, lengthy sermons, financial security, or campaign promises?
What do we do about those who are harder to love, the adulteress, the homosexual, the child abuser, the petty thief and the habitual liar?
Can we change them by walking twelve steps, by bigotry, prejudices, bombings, beatings, hat mongering and un-forgiveness?
Or is it through so called tolerance, political correctness, accepting them for who they are and what they do?
By compromising our belief in God’s Truth? Is this how we can save them from their lives of sin and misery?
Should we stone them, mock them, condemn them, or simply ignore them, cast them out and way, out of sight and out of mind?
No! Only one thing saves, delivers, accepts, forgives, understands and changes the heart of man…Love!
Who then shall we love? All, yes even those unlovable, those who disagree, those who society rejects!
Can we do it with self-righteousness, believing we have never sinned, never lived our own lives of ugliness?
No! If we believe we have never sinned we make the sacrifice of Jesus void. We make the blood, nails, thorns, lashes in vain.
Who then can we love? Through Christ who loves us all, even when we were lost in our sin, His love in us.
Love our neighbors as ourselves, Love as a groom loves his bride. Love as a father loves his child. Love as Jesus loves His church.
And then, with this love, the truth will come out, of who He is, the hurts will be healed, the sin forgiven.
The crooked will be make straight, despair turned into hope, weeping into joy. They won’t be alone! Love is the answer.

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