Love ex­am­ple

The Church of England - - THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND -

Sir, Many Chris­tians worr y that pub­lic ex­pres­sion of our faith is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly un­ac­cept­able and even risky. How­ever, Je­sus did not call his fol­low­ers to be dis­tinc­tive by our doc­trine, nor by our cloth­ing and jew­ellery: it is by our love, even for en­e­mies, that peo­ple will see that we are chil­dren of God. Paul fur­ther re­minds the Gala­tians (5:22-23) that there can be no law against the Spirit bear­ing his fruit in our lives.

It is quite pos­si­ble to wear a cross round your neck and a frown on your face; to have a fish on your car and to drive ag­gres­sively. There is no law against the smile of kind­ness flow­ing from the love of God to­wards our fel­low hu­man be­ings. They will know we are Chris­tians by our love. Capt Roy Hol­lands CA, Whit­stable

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