How are we Known?
Max Lucado tells the story of a woman in a small town who was a single mother with a frail sick baby. Her neighbor stopped by every few days and cared for the infant so the mom could do her needed errands. After some weeks the neighbor shared more than time; she shared her faith, and the mom became a Christian. Friends of the young mother objected: “Do you know what you are doing, what Christians stand for?” they
contested. “Here is what I know,” she told them. “They held my baby.”
To extend Christ’s love to our neighbor sometimes is as easy as holding a baby. We don’t have to have a theological answer for every question in society. Just be nice. Another quote (I wish I could credit who first said it) says “Don’t tell me what a friend I have in Jesus until I see what a friend I have in you.”
Seeing a need and meeting it in the name of Jesus is the mark of a disciple following Jesus’ example.
“And they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”
Polly Wegner, Director of Discipleship