Genuine Christianity

Compassion is the way to a transformed life.

(Listen to my song “There Is Three” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Romans 12:13-15

Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. Bless those who persecute [you], bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

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What St. Paul says here speaks to the importance of being in relationship with others…as well as loving your neighbor.

This is the economy of grace…where the kingdom of God breaks into the present.

It’s how Jesus lived.

St. Paul calls on us to follow Jesus by caring for others and responding to persecution with a blessing…not with a curse or violence.

This is what it means to follow Jesus who offered forgiveness to those who crucified him.

This is a narrow path that few choose but all are called to follow.

We are called to be with others in good times of rejoicing as well as bad times of weeping.

This is what Love looks like.

This is why we’re here.

This is how we experience God in our midst.

May it be so.

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Listen to the song of the day “There Is Three” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream 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?
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