Are we reflecting Jesus’ worldview?
I posed that question during Sunday lunch after the sermon this week. The message had touched on borders and refugees and those in the persecuted church. As we ate, one comment led to another until we ultimately faced this fundamental, big-picture question: What does Jesus care about?
A new friend from Nigeria made the most simple, yet profound observation recently:
“I love people! Here in the US you like to watch football games. I watch on TV and see all of those people at the game, people just like me, and I don’t know any of them – so many people. Isn’t that amazing? I want to know them all!”
What a heart!
Jesus cares about people. And He cares about all of them – the one next to you at the football game, the one rescuing flood victims, the one in line with you at the grocery store, at the doctor’s office, at the DMV.
He cares about the ones you see on TV – suffering, competing, breaking the law, being a hero.
He cares about every single person involved in the Las Vegas tragedy.
I have a hunch He isn’t so interested in our political affiliations, the corporate ladder we’re climbing, our social status, economic means or civic memberships.
But He cares deeply about the person: you . . . about the person: me . . . about people.
And He cares that we care about each other.
In light of everything going on in our fallen world, I’ll be pondering that Sunday lunch conversation all week . . .
How can I reflect what Jesus cares about?
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7 (NIV)
Today is a GOOD day!