Monday, 28 December 2015

An outsiders guide to the gospel

In the gospels we read how Jesus was always around people. He had a life full of relationships. Always talking, drinking, eating, relaxing; sometimes entertaining his guests and sometimes being entertained by them.

What is fascinating is that these relationships were not based on these people holding to the same theology and doctrines as Jesus did. In fact, it's safe to say that none of them believed like Jesus did. Yet he was always in the company of people, and these connections became very deep and heart felt relationships. 

It seems to me that if we truly want a life full of loving relationships, we need to care less about what doctrines or world views people believe and more about the actual person. When we let our love for others be what unites us, we begin to have a life full of meaningful relationships. 

Seeking out relationships or fellowship based on doctrinal agreements is a sad and ineffective substitute for love. What we need to do is choose the more divine way. The way that allows love to be what unites us to others, for that, I honestly believe, is the way of Christ.

(from An Outsider's Guide To The Gospel)

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