Romans 12: 9-10 (RSV)
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.
Moderation is an important practice is some instances. For example food: too much and we will have some health concerns from our overeating or lack of diversification. Our choices will eventually affect our weight, heart functioning, and/or blood chemistry, and any one by itself will complicate our overall well-being.
Moderation in other places is not needed. Case in point: is there ever a time when we love too much? And by that I mean love in the way of Jesus. A love that is patient, caring, honest, and forgiving. As challenging as it is to love sometimes, we can never love too much because it is part of how we live the abundant life that Jesus shows us. Life that is defined by contentment. As Paul would attest, “…for I have learned how to be content in any circumstance,” shown through love rather than defining life by what we have or wish to obtain.
This Sunday, we are going to be talking about being “alive” even as disorder and possibly chaos circles around us. Our “faithing” moves us to find our life in the resurrected Jesus and not in anything else. It is active, and it is alive!
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church