Christian Job Description

In the gospel of John, Jesus says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. (John 13:34) If we honestly look at our lives, we realize how often we have rejected God’s love. We may have rejected this love because we are afraid of being labeled as a Christian. We may have rejected this love because we afraid that God’s love might create a desire in us to transform our love. We may rejected this love because we felt unworthy of this love. Whatever the reason, God loves us.

Likewise, we may have been afraid of loving others unconditionally the God loves us. We may think the person unworthy because of the way they have treated us. We might be afraid sharing that kind of love might transform our lives. We might be afraid of being see as weak and vulnerable. Regardless, God expects us to love unconditionally.

Sometimes, when we love, we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, but never weak. Love always opens the door for us getting hurt. It is only through strength can we love.

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ”

― Jean Vanier

Love is always transformative, it is impossible to avoid. Through love, we open ourselves to new experiences that cannot but change us. Sometimes these changes our painful. Sometimes they are not.  Often, they make us better human beings.

Because love cannot be forced upon someone, it can be rejected. Some forms  of love, when rejected, can be heart breaking. Many writers have suggested that when Christ said on the cross, “I am thirsty” (John 19:28-29), Jesus was reflecting on how many people would reject His love. His wish for them to receive his love was so great, his wish became an unsatisfiable need.  Imagine dying for someone who doesn’t even recognize your sacrifice.

Most of us are not called to lay down our lives for another. But we are called to love. Who in your life are you called to love today?

 

 

When Calvin and Hobbes Go Star Wars

Image from BoardPanda.com

Brian Kesinger, who has worked as a visual artist for Walt Disney, created a series of mashups combining Calvin and Hobbes with the latest Star Wars Trilogy.  Above is one of his creations. From more, visit https://www.boredpanda.com/calvin-hobbes-star-wars-drawings-brian-kesinger/?utm_content=inf_10_2558_2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=socialedge&tse_id=INF_4acb6540dabc11e7b926579f881108d6

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality on a Digital Tech Background

A quick & easy way to support Net Neutrality!
1. Go to gofccyourself.com (the shortcut John Oliver made to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
2. Click on “express filings” from the drop-down menu (top right corner)
3. In “proceedings” select “17-108”
4. Hit “enter” after you put in your name so it registers
5. In the comment section write, “I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs.”
5. Make sure you hit submit at the end!