Loving Service

It is in stillness that we find our emptiness, the emptiness that can only be filled by welcoming God into our hearts. In the state of emptiness, you are better able to encounter the fullness of God. In stillness we learn that no one is self-sufficient. We need others and the Other. Only when I am vulnerable is it possible for me to be broken and restored to the image of God.

Jesus came to liberate not oppress. Can I do anything other than what He did? Am I a sacrament of salvation for my neighbor? Christ’s message can be reduced to this: make every stranger, no matter how poor or dirty, no matter how weak or unlovable, your neighbor. Tough message. Even tougher is the fact that Christ does not want you to defeat your enemies; he asks you to pray for them.

Grace is God’s way of talking to us. We can best experience grace and therefore hear God more clearly when we stop living for ourselves and instead give ourselves in loving service to others.

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2 Responses to “Loving Service”


  1. 1 Beth Hood September 25, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Thank you for your blog – it continuously speaks to me.

  2. 2 Kaye Wilkins M.D. September 25, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Gerry:
    Your rememerance to be still and listen to God is just what we all need in the busy times. Thanks for reminding us about that.
    kaye Wilkins


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