I know that you have noticed, especially if you are over the age of forty, that every day seems to get shorter and shorter. The weeks, months and year start to move faster and faster. Before long, twenty years ago, in our mind was just yesterday.
I’m Andy Newbrey and This the very first episode of Organic Faith a weekly podcast aimed at bringing us all a little closer to understanding the love of Christ. Organic Faith is a part of The Synoptic Roots Project a shared ministry outreach of Faith Christian Church, Wichita, KS and the Christian Church in Kansas (Disciples of Christ).
It’s hard to believe that we are coming up on Christmas. I know that Thanksgiving is not here yet, but next Sunday IS the beginning of Advent Season. It seems like we just got finished with Christmas about three weeks ago and now, here it is again.
Our lives are filled with work, kids, projects, and just maintenance…
A friend of mine said that, “Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.”
I think about all the people who have come in and out of my life over the years. Even in this past year, all of us have had people come and go, in and out of our lives. It brings me to think, “Where is my focus?” Am I thinking about just getting by, meeting deadlines getting things accomplished? Or, am I making an intentional effort to show people love? Am I living my life, this very short life, as Christ commands me to?
When I watch people on TV of social media making vicious, dehumanizing comments about those with whom they disagree, I think “Where is the love of Christ?”
This brings me to think of how many times Jesus talked about loving. Loving our neighbor, without qualifications. Loving our enemies even though we may have good reason not to.
And it reminds me of all the times Jesus shows us, with his actions, how to love those who society rejects.
What a wonderful thing he has given us by teaching us how to live this very short life in love.
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