Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Embracing the stories of others

"As an expression of loving God and loving others, a spiritually formed person embraces the stories of others who love Jesus." - Scot McKnight

I found this quote deeply profound because it challenges me to love others, especially those "others" who love Jesus. It is a call not just to love others, but to also listen to their stories. In fact, it is probably best to listen to the stories of the "other" first - this usually opens the heart to love them more sincerely.

It is easier to ignore someone when you don't know their "story", but it is compelling for us to care for people when we know something of their story.

What do you think?

James 1:19 -  My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry

Living in Grace

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