A good measure of one’s spiritual condition is certainly that status of their faith, hope, and especially love. If one is to take inventory, this is the place to begin.
—These Three Again | i read the word
Writer quotes several Bible texts where the three are mentioned together. A good “inventory” for self, if you’re already thinking of new year. (Wait, it’s not Thanksgiving yet!) Or good to do any time.
“… it starts with us to whom He has revealed His plan and purpose to–you and me. Right here. Right now. A rebirth of mercy one toward another. Mercy from on high trickling down through us–mercy that is born from the knowledge that every single one of us walking around today–right there in our town, in our neighborhood, in our city, and, yes, even on our facebook list of friends–everyone is damaged goods–injured spiritually in some way, vulnerable, though few would admit it. And we all have the same need, which is God’s love–a love from above that will only distil like dew upon this earth through the mercy and compassion we show toward each other.”
We Are All “Damaged Goods”–On Becoming a Fountain of Mercy
The great commandment of Deut 6: love God. The great exhortation: obey God. The two are intimately connected.
Of love we say too little, do we not?
And less we act from love with a neighbor near;
We nurse our irritations, God's grace forgot,
Our deeds unfeeling and cold, our words severe.
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The healing, saving, loving touch
Of Jesus finally came to me;
With great forgiveness, loving much,
I wash his feet, tenderly.
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