Love. It’s one word. It’s easy to say but harder to do. Last summer a whole bunch of teens invaded our church and community. It was awesome! They came all the way from Pennsylvania to show love. The picture below is of two of them doing work. They chose to give up a week to come here and do work. People around noticed. They wore red shirts that said “Love.” on the front, and they did projects all around the area. They showed love – a sacrificial love that Jesus had shown to them.
At one of the sites a group of teens were working on some outdoor projects. When given an opportunity to take a break and play a game, they chose to keep working. That’s just one example of how serious they were about love. Lives were changed.
Jesus was all about showing love, especially to those who were despised or neglected. A good question to ask ourselves each day is: what are we doing to show love?
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.