Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Growth in Love
To grow in Christ is to grow in love. Christ's heart is filled with love for all people and for all of creation. Spiritual disciplines are not to be done for themselves, they are places of transforming grace where Christ shapes our hearts for love. We especially begin to grow in love to the least in society. There are so many people society casts aside as poor, ugly, stupid and a whole host of other terms. Remember, these are people that we created in the image of God and for whom Christ died on the cross. The Christian sees through the world's stereotypes into the reality of a Christ like view of people as beloved. Part of our calling as Christians is to help people discover their belovedness.