Rooted in Love

We are called to be whole-makers.

(Listen to my song “Mercy Reigns” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


1 Thessalonians 3:12

May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all.


This prayer from St. Paul to the church of the Thessalonians is for all of us.

If you are a follower of Christ…then you are called to be a missionary of mercy and love…but also justice for the oppressed and marginalized.

God is love (1 John 4:8) and the gospel message is to love God and neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40).

Neighbor, of course, means everyone…including your so-called enemies (Matthew 5:44).

This is what we are called to do as Christians.

We are followers of Jesus.

It is a way of life.

You and I have been loved into existence in order to share love through our creativity and service.

Love dissolves delusions of barriers and divisions so that we can live in the truth of our oneness in God.

We are called to be “whole-makers”.

Start now…by doing the next loving thing.


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

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music 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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