simplify simplify simplify

Niall2 Posted by Niall Manogue on Fri, 20 Oct 2006 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

at our daily morning devotions this am, i heard jonathon (one of our UK med students here on elective) preach on 1 John 3: 11 – 21. in the passage John (the author, not the med student) talks about love.

i was really challenged by what Jonathon had to say and indeed by what the passage said. its a simple message, but i think a crucial one for us. and it is this.

we need to simplify our faith! stop complicating things! at the root if it all, christianity is about loving God with all that we have and loving other people as much as we love ourselves.

this isnt breaking news! we know it – and yet we often fail to live our lives by it! we complicate, we argue over minute points of theology, we clutter our live and in the process lose something of the simple child like (not childish!) faith that we are meant to have.

i for one, will be focusing on that. trying to simplify my life – and trying to return to that simple command to love God and love other people. i suspect that if i get that right, the other things will fall into place…

what about you?

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Rodger Stubbings said Wed, 07 Mar 2007 03:06PM
Dear Niall Thought it was a bit sad you had 0 comments so here is mine.... Hi! We enjoyed an evening at the Lyric with your ma & da on Saturday. Hope you are in as good form as them. Cheers Rodger