Tag Archive | They will know we are Christians by our love

Galatians 6:2 ” Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.”

Last Sunday during a meeting I had wanted to say, “Practical Christianity”…but what came out was, “Practical Christianality.”  No, it’s not in the Dictionary, and Yes, I felt pretty silly.  But this slip of the tongue non-word has been in my mind all week.  As Followers of Jesus, we are in many ways a nationality that has much in common.  We share common allegiances,(our faith and trust in Jesus Christ) traditions, laws,( the Gospel-the Law of Faith) and characteristics (becoming more like Jesus every day.)  Even our citizenship is not of this earth but of heaven. (Philippians 3:20)  So what does Christianality look like?  It’s loving each other, caring for needs of others as we see them, and sharing our commonality, not the things that make us different.

II Thessalonians 1:3 ” We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love everyone of you has for each other is increasing.”

After pondering this verse, an old 1960’s praise song came to mind.  It’s premise comes from John 13:34-35, where Jesus is giving the command to love one another, “for by this all men will know that you are My disciples.”    The title of the song is, “They will know we are Christians by our love.”   So my question to you today is… does the world know you by the love you share with the lost?   And does the world recognize  your Church Body for its love for those outside the four walls of the sanctuary?  We are to love one another, but we are to also take that love out to reach the unsaved.