Monday, August 17, 2015
We are called as Christ-followers to speak the truth in love. The question is whether we are more concerned with voicing what is true or acting in love. I think we can be so eager to share truth and correct people that we forget our motive should always be to model grace.
I’m not devaluing the power of truth. Learning to see God’s true path is essential for all of us. Without the gift of love however, we are offering hollow philosophy—one that seems like a lecture instead of invested community. A deep desire to speak truth without the undercurrent of compassion is focused on being right instead of making a lasting difference.
Do everything with a motivation of love and we’ll be able to genuinely care for people where they are on their spiritual journey.