The following post is from The Bearded Idealist archives, and was republished today on Live58.org, an amazing organization committed to ending extreme global poverty. I love their goal of living out the full gospel message, which includes seeking justice and caring for the poor. Be sure to check out their mission and values pages and find out how you can partner with them.
I had a moment not long ago where I was doing something I didn’t necessarily want to be doing. It was something I (in my flesh) felt like someone else could have been doing, and I wasn’t exactly going about it all “as unto the Lord”, or “with a cheerful heart”, or any of those churchy things you’re supposed to do as someone who works at a church.
It was at this point that God gave me a very much-needed reminder. What He told me in that moment rocked my world, and I think it will rock yours too. Ready? You sure? Alright, here it is:
Love does stuff.
Okay, so maybe it’s not all that earth shattering. I admit it – I built it up to be some mind-blowing bit of news, and if we’re being honest, it was rather anti-climactic. I hope you’ll one day forgive me. But hear me out…