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"It's easy to confuse the idea of service with the idea of love. Those 2 things aren't the same. You can serve without loving. I don't know that you can love without serving, but boy it's easy to think that I've loved people today because I've served them today. Loving is a much more quiet thing than serving is. There will be some overlap for sure. But 'Jesus looked at him and loved him.' The process of loving people means you've gotta have enough control of self to have the time to do it. You gotta have enough peace in your heart to take a deep breath and look at them and love them. If it becomes appropriate to serve too, that's great. But don't mistake service for love, cuz you can be the most sacrificial person in the world and never look anybody in the eyes. Never feel what they feel. And that would be a poor counterfeit for love. Again, kinda the same principle, you can be so busy with the Good stuff, that you miss the Really Good stuff."


I read this quote from a article and had never really thought of this before. There have been times in my life when I have done things for others because it was "the right thing" to do. After all as a Christian we are called to be servants but I can't honestly say that I have always loved the people I was doing things for...not in the way JESUS calls us to. Really loving someone goes way beyond just the words I think.

God Bless

 2012/2/28 16:04Profile

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