Sunday, March 22, 2009

Love Your Neighbor

Wow, talk about timing. Tonight at our church, Solid Rock, Jose Zayas spoke on the distractions that our sociaty and technology have created. We are more comfortable texting or emailing others then in actually speaking in person. Jose used Jesus words in Luke 10:25-37 to emphasize this. This is the story of the Good Samaritan, as well as Jesus word to Love God with your "all", and to love your neighbor as yourself.

Without my going into all of the theological and spiritual components involved, Jose found a way to marry technology and Jesus command to love our neighbor. He had us do a very simple and practical exercise to extend that love. We actually pulled out our cell phones in church and made a short phone call to whom ever God put on our hearts. Our task was to setup an appointment for a call later this evening.

I was sitting there in awe of what God was doing. Our congregation of who knows how many thousands in the course of 4 services made a lot of "touches" today. Who knows the results.

What amazed me the most was the timing of this message and my renewed involvement with SendOutCards. True, it could be easy to say that SendOutCards is just another way to avoid actually getting involved, but in reality, it is a perfect way to act upon those promptings that God gives us regarding others. A heartfelt card, followed up by a phone call several days later, can do wonders to fulfill that command to love our neigbor.

One heartfelt card sent at the right time, is worth more than a hundred casual emails or "hi's" in passing.

To me, SendOutCards is a wonderful way to start the day. I ask who I should send a card to today? Then I act upon that prompting.

My question to you? How are you going to respond to those promptings?

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