The Way

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“Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.” – Rich Mullins

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

Support my ministry by purchasing my songs and books (Mercy Reigns & Listen to Your Heart). Thank you!

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Romans 13:8

Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

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St. Paul understood the Way.

That was what the Jesus movement was called in the beginning: the Way (Acts 24:14).

That’s because it was a way-of-life.

And that way-of-life was the way-of-love.

Paul knew well that Jesus had said that the greatest commandments were to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind; and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:35-40).

When you love someone, you do not look for anything in return.

It is not quid pro quo.

This is not easy as you may know!

We are somewhat programmed by our culture and perhaps our genes that when we do something for someone, that we expect to get something back.

As a matter of fact, I know how hard it is to deeply examine my own motives at any given time to figure out if they aren’t based on some sort of reciprocity – that I’m really wanting something in return.

The Way of Jesus was based simply and solely on love, and not a list of rules.

If we truly based our words and actions on love, then compassion and justice would blossom.

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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.

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Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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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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