Christianity 101

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Each of us is called to be a channel of love.

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Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE

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1 John 4:8

Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

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The older I get…the more I am coming to know God as Love itself.

As St. Paul said, “Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8).

This is a Love that is unconditional and always giving without end.

It’s a Love that carries me through my struggles, lifts me in my sorrows, celebrates with me in my joys and forgives me in my failures.

God is so beyond what we can put into words or concepts.

I have probably had my deepest sense of God’s presence in the hard times and when I least deserved or merited such Love.

That is what is so amazing and transforming!

That is what makes it grace!

How sad when you consider those who are doing harmful things to others and those who are hateful to others.

Such people are also God’s children.

They have been led astray by many things…probably mostly beyond their control.

How will they come to know God…unless they experience love from someone?

Perhaps that someone…is you?

This is the bigger picture of the “kingdom of God.”

This is why Jesus says that the greatest Commandments are to love God and our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40)…and why he commands us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).

This is hard and I am a work in progress on these endeavors daily.

When we act in vengeance we perpetuate hate.

We are called to perpetuate love.

Many self-proclaimed Christians are failing miserably.

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks 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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