The Practical Nature of Love (Matthew 22:34-46)
The practical nature of love, as Jesus conceives it in this passage, is the thing that holds all the rest of it together. 'On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.' In other words, none of the other commandments make any sense if love fails to provide a vision of what God intends for the world.
None of the rest of it matters if we stand idly by while white supremacists march, spreading their message of hatred and fear; or if we watch silently as a ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy seeking treatment gets stalked by immigration authorities; or if upon hearing all the #MeToo stories of women being sexually harassed and assaulted we don’t reflect on our own complicity and seek to change the culture that for too long has passively looked the other way.
In observance of Stewardship Month at DBCC, Jason Matthews shares just what this community has meant to him.