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Put Love Into Action

May 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
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“a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” ( Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV)
 
Over the last several days, a long weekend, have seen a series of emotional events. “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Trying, difficult, challenging for someone suffering with anxiety and depression, as I do. But also for everyone else it has been a trying, difficult, challenging time. Emotional! Painful!
 
On Friday, the 22nd school shooting in the 20th week of 2018 took place. This one in Texas took another ten lives and injured thirteen, a time weep and mourn.” Then we had our niece and nephew sleep over, a time to laugh.” A Royal Wedding took place on Saturday,
“a time to dance.” Intermixed with all these events were celebrations over the weekend celebrating May two-four. Known as Victoria Day, a holiday to celebrate the Queens birthday, a time to dance.” Actually a time for fireworks.
 
Out of all this I became more aware of the greatest need, it is LOVE. Love God, Love your neighbour and Love yourself. Two sources of Love witnessed this weekend: a) Bishop Michael Bruce Curry preached on the “redemptive power of love.” b) And I experienced Love through family.
 
” In the New Testament, love is more of a verb than a noun. It has more to do with acting than with feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action.” RC Sproul
 
Please understand that I’m not being dismissive of the tragedy that took place. It hurts. It causes remorse. I am grieving. So focusing on love is not to dismiss the tragedy of death; rather to help numb the pain slightly while focusing on love as an action verb. A determination to make worldly change. Love needs to become an action we all pursue.

 

 

Jim Estok
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