“If You Have Love”
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” John 13:35. I’ve heard that the least favorite day to work for restaurant serving staff is Sunday. Why? Large groups from various churches are typically viewed as rude, demanding, and lousy tippers. It may shock many to know that such great people as we think we are are seen in such a terrible way by the very people that we’d hope to reach with the gospel of Christ. Knowing the love that we have for our brothers and sisters and the incredible message of salvation we have to offer, we try to blame the world for not being receptive. They’re too distracted … too in love with their sin … or just too uninterested. Yet, we’re called to win souls. So, we remodel or repurpose our facilities, offer secular programs and events, restructure and retrain staff to suit the world. And still they do not come, or if they do, we’ve become a compromised version of culture that sort of resembles the church. Jesus’ solution: love even those hard to love with the love He loves us with! He tells us this after he washes their feet and then says He’s given us an example to follow. Does your love show you’re a Christian?