In one of John Wesley’s sermons on Works, he emphasizes accepting and demonstrating the love of God as being first and foremost in the lives of Christians. Clearly, God’s Word reminds us that our love for one another finds its origin within the love that God instills in each of us.
To Wesley, serving “Others” is the central point of reference for Christian behavior. Our “love of God” should be the motivating factor energizing us to respond to the needs of our neighbors, and Lent is a wonderful opportunity for renewing our commitment to do so. Part of the evidence of our faith as good stewards is demonstrated by genuine care that shines in the lives of those whose hearts are being eternally transformed by Christ. As we approach Ash Wednesday (February 26) and the 40 days of Lent, let’s ask God to continue to renew our lives as good stewards. May we become more generous in showing love and concern to those who are in need.
C – ompassionate
A – cts
R – eaching
E – veryone
As God’s faithful stewards, during LENT, may we be forever RENEWED in LOVE as we radiate new life in our Resurrected Lord!
Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 11:02 AM EDT