The world can be a nasty, very mean, very unkind place. Recently a poor lady whom my wife regularly helps was robbed of the food and blanket we gave her. When she told me who the culprit was, I happened to be familiar with him,
I think it’s fair to say that natural disasters have a way of rallying humanity. In the wake of hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes, stories of compassion and civility abound. Resources—material and manpower—flow as people selflessly volunteer to help those in need. The same can be
Christians are called to be kind to one another, tender-hearted, and forgiving one another. But this cannot be done apart from the gospel. Love for the gospel is the root cause and enabler for Christians obey this command.
If you do not at times feel like a hypocrite then you are probably not taking the Word of God seriously. A pastor friend recently wrote to me, “I am looking forward to preaching again this coming week—Mark 7—oh how I so often feel a