So many times I choose to designate those who are doing great things for the Kingdom of God as having special talent, or a special calling or extraordinary grace.
In doing so I try to excuse myself from my obligations as a Christ follower.
I set those “super Christians” aside as “holy” and “other” to make it easier to trudge blindly on, ignoring the people God places in MY path as MY assignment.
And that is sin.
If my life is too busy to bend down,
if my calendar is too full to make room for helping my neighbor,
if my heart is too hard to break over the pain and suffering and hopelessness that is splattered across headlines and newsfeeds,
then I am not listening to my Savior.
When my heart is turned toward Christ, it is filled with His love, His compassion, His mercy and grace.
Loving others is not a special calling or talent or gift.
It is a command.
[Jesus said] So I give you a new command: Love each other deeply and fully. Remember the ways that I have loved you, and demonstrate your love for others in those same ways. Everyone will know you as My followers if you demonstrate your love to others.
John 13:34-35 VOICE