As I read my bible and sought to understand as to what it means to carry the love of Jesus into the world, I come to learn that true Christianity is a profound spiritual practice.
I come in contact with many people who often offer to share with me their own views, ideas, and preconceptions as to how they view what it is to project the Love of Christ into the world.
As many may know I have a profound love for animals and for those who cannot in many ways speak for themselves. I was once told although at times we may not have language; nothing is without expression.
Although God is the author of life He has told us in 1Corinthians 3:9 “we are to be co-creators with Christ”
The great question is creators of what?
What are we really creating? What is the legacy He left behind that we are to continue? Why animals? Why humans? What does it mean to be a human being? What is a being? What if animals and humans are beings and they are just two different types of beings? What if we are different in tasks and equal in value? What is task? What is value? What if one is made in the image of God and the other is a simple expression of His love towards us? If so then what are we doing? Do we know what we are doing? Do we ever stop and think about what it is that we want to create with Him?
I often see people that create their god and their god creates them, it’s called idolatry. What if idolatry is anything and everything that takes precedence before His truth. So many of us want the truth to be given to us and masticated through someone else’s understanding rather than they themselves taking the risk and personal responsibility, picking up their own bible and asking God to reveal Himself to them. Isn’t that how Jesus died?.
He picked up His cross and who else around Him did?
Were they not just complaining? People in His time also lacked understanding of who God is and they asked Jesus so many questions in order to get Him in trouble with the corrupted system because they themselves were corrupted. Anyone that didn’t agree with their earthly indoctrination like Jesus, would, of course, have to die.
He obviously upset the power structure of His days. This leads me to think and question within my own self, what if He came into our world today? Would the results be any different? Have we really understood Who He is and what He stood for?
Are we really that different? Would we know what we are doing? Are we really people that are less judgmental? Are we really accepting?
Could it be that we are conformists at times of the patterns and indoctrinations of this world? He asked us not to be conformed to the patterns of this world and rather be transformed by the renewing of our minds in Romans 12:2.
What if the indoctrination of this world wants us to be completely desensitized as to what and who LOVE is? Have you ever given a thought as to what this could cost you at the end?
When worth goes out of the way to reach value we are to see the greater picture instead of being petty and argumentative, gossipers and slanderers.
I don’t know what love looks like to you, but I look in the face of love every day. And as I myself am still learning what it all means I am a firm believer that when He says in Psalm 150:6 “ Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” He meant it for them too.
Father who is in heaven instruct us and teach us to know love, be love and do your will
In your name Amen.