"let us feed the hungry, house the homeless, stop the killing, and provide medicine for the sick. when we have accomplished that, we can sit around and argue religion." #feedthehungry #loveyourneighbor #priorities #dowhatsright
we are always touched by the number of pastors and missionaries we meet that want to follow Christ's teachings and example...His compassionate, loving and healing encounters with people in need (i.e; everyone). He fed the hungry, physically and spiritually...healed the sick...showed us how to love...forgive...give...live... and He loved ALL. Ironically...when He did speak harshly or words of rebuke it was for the "religious" leaders...the ones that were caught up in religion and distracted from what it really means to BE a Christian.
So while we encourage everyone to read the word...to study theology...to take it all in...please remember the most important commands of all: "Jesus answered, 'love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' this is the greatest and most important commandment. the second most important commandment is like it: 'love your neighbor as you love yourself." matthew 22.37-39
we live in a messed up desperate world. a world that needs more love...healing...food...clothing and shelter. Jesus asked us to make that our priority...to put HIM first...and to love others second...above all else. let's do our part as Christians...as human beings...as neighbors simply caring for each other.
6 “The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. 7 Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives.
8 “Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. 9 When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond. “If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt, and to every evil word; 10 if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon. 11 And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring of water that never goes dry. 12 Your people will rebuild what has long been in ruins, building again on the old foundations. You will be known as the people who rebuilt the walls, who restored the ruined houses.”