So how can we be love to those experiencing disaster—those who are sunk in deep pits of poverty, little ones separated from their parents at a border, the hundreds rocking in decaying boats on rough seas as they seek freedom, those wracked by addictions, the victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and those cursed by an “ism” that is hung around their necks?
We are called to be Jesus’ heart, hands, and feet to them now, not later. How do we do God’s work? First, read the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. Then refuse to let fear and doubt keep you locked up in your safe, secure frame of comfort. Get out. Get busy. Be love. Just love.
This message is an excerpt from “Framing the fire” by Susie Gamelin in the March 2020 issue of Gather magazine.