Ok FB Friends……. So what’s the point? The answer lies in the right starting place. It begins with a question. The question is not: How many people like you? Or, how much are you going to accomplish? Or, whether you can show results? But: Are you in love with Jesus? Perhaps another way of putting the question would be: Do you know the incarnate God?
In our world of loneliness and despair, there is an enormous need for men and women who know the heart of God, a heart that forgives, that cares, that reaches out and wants to heal. In that heart there is no suspicion, no revenge, no resentment, and not a tinge of hatred.
It is a heart that wants only to give love and receive love in response. It is a heart that suffers immensely because it sees the magnitude of human pain and the great resistance to trusting the heart of God who wants to offer comfort and hope.
A wise person once said that there are three kinds of givers in this world: the flint, the sponge, and the honeycomb. To get a flint to give, you have to hammer at it and then it only yields sparks. Sponges you must squeeze, or else you get nothing. But the honeycomb drips its own sweetness. Excerpts from In the Name of Jesus by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Lord Jesus, May your love and graciousness drip from us like the honeycomb, filling up those around us today with a sweet aroma. Regardless of how people act around us, help us to response out of your love remembering that hurting people, hurt people. Draw them to you through our actions. In Jesus Name. Amen