I’ve come to believe that the only thing that is going to make a difference, the only thing that’s going to change people is the love of Jesus. The pure, undying, unconditional and simple love of Jesus Christ.
But in order to give the love of Jesus, in order to show the way in which He loves; we have to become him, in every aspect. Which means we have to be rejected. We have to be hurt and mocked and scorned and torn down by the very people we are trying to love; the very people we are trying to help. We have to be rejected by the ones we are trying to save.
Because I think that’s what makes God’s love so irresistible. The fact that He still loves us. The fact that He never stops pursuing us, He never stops wanting us to receive His love. To let go of the pain and hurt and shame that we carry around every day and just let Him love us. That’s what He wants. He just wants us to receive His love. Because when you receive that love, when you are so overwhelmed by the power of His grace and His mercy and His forgiveness and His righteousness and ridiculously beautiful love, that’s when you can’t help but pour it out. That’s when you can’t help but show it to other people and give it to other people and actually want to see a change.
I truly believe that His love is the only thing that will change the world. The only thing that will change people’s hearts.
And we’re not going to save everyone, we’re just not. Jesus saw many a people turn their back on Him, so we will too. But Jesus also left so we would do far greater things than Him and I’m tired of pretending that that’s not true; because I believe it. And I want to see it. I want to put myself in a position to be used and put myself in a position to actually let God work. We don’t need more planning, we don’t need more committees, more funding or more time. We need able bodies who are willing to work, hands and feet who are willing to actually go out there and do something, to go be the active body of Christ.
I believe that I’m the face of Jesus. I believe that you are too. That with unveiled faces we all reflect the glory of God. That’s what we’re here for. To reflect the glory of God. So who’s ready to change? To change this world, this town, one block in the neighborhood that no one will take a second look at. I want to see His Kingdom come to Earth. And I’m ready to truly love people, to let them see what love is.
It’s not radical, but love; His love, will do radical things.