One Body

The law of love calls us to include…not divide.

(Listen to my song “All Are One” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

+++

Luke 11:23

“Whoever does not gather with me scatters.”

+++

Jesus was a “whole-maker.”

He went around curing people…thereby making them whole.

This also returned them to the community that had discarded them as “unclean.” This also restored wholeness to the community.

Jesus crossed all boundaries and spent time with people considered outcasts.

The only people Jesus openly criticized were the religious leaders who were holding people to the letter of the law with no sense of compassion.

Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself…meaning as though your neighbor was yourself.

Because in God’s eyes…your neighbor is you!

All of us are part of one body of Christ.

Such inclusiveness is difficult and can get you into lots of trouble.

But it’s part of being a Christian.

Are you gathering or scattering?

+++

Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
This entry was posted in inspiration, progressive Christianity, religion, spirituality, Today's Contemplation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s