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CLOSER TO CHRIST

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”
John 15:9
 
John K. Bergland writes in Love without Limits, One Heaven of a Party, a significant word for every believer.
 
God never intended God's boundaries to be less than the whole world.
Therefore, none of us have a monopoly on God's love.
 
We may feel like we do when we look down on someone different than we
are, or when we snicker at someone's misfortune, or when we say to ourselves,
"Thank you, Lord, that I am not like them," or when we think, "It's too bad
they do not believe as we believe."
 
But woe be unto us whenever we reek of such arrogance! For when we try
to restrict God's grace to others, we cut ourselves off from that very grace. Why?
 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin may have said it best, "It is impossible to love Christ
without loving others, and it is impossible to love others without moving nearer
to Christ."
 
I’m not sure that anything else needs to be said. Or, as Will Rogers once quipped, “A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.”
 
See you Sunday,
 
Bro. David