We know that following Christ requires us to love. It’s Christianity 101. “Love one another.” I don’t think we need George Barna to tell us that 8 out of 10 professed believers can’t pass this course. All I have to do is look in the mirror to know it’s true.
Today, I’m going to personalize Jesus’ command and choose a more excellent way in my comings and my goings.
…I’m going to call the person who I’ve been ignoring.
…I’m going to pass along a kind word to the person who has had nothing but criticism for me.
…I’m going to serve the demanding one without grumbling.
…I won’t avoid those who I know are hurting even though I know that demonstrating concern will make my day longer.
…I will live today with the urgency of the gospel in my heart…what if today’s the last day I have to demonstrate to someone the love of Jesus is so powerful that it can soften a hard-nosed, self-absorbed person like me?
Today, I choose a more excellent way. Love. Not in word, but in deed. How about you? What will you choose today?