Make disciples

          “Go and make disciples of all nations,
          teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” 
 —Matthew 28.19-20

What he commanded was love.
Our calling is not to manipulate people
to change their religious affiliation.
(If that were true, we would be converting people to Judaism.)
It’s to help people become students of the way he taught:
to live loving lives.

How do we do that?
The same way he did: we show them.

In the worst of conditions, in the awfullest of times,
we show love.

We throw ourselves on the mercy of God
to help us love, for we can only with God’s help.

Only by loving
will we help others love
(but beyond our knowing or seeing).
This is the grace of God: that the little mustard seed
of our love of a single neighbor
changes the nations.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

June 3, 2020

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