March 18, 2015
In preparation for Sunday’s sermon, I have been thinking about “acts of love.” The scripture chosen for March 22 is John 13:1-17 and 34-35 about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet during his final meal with them. Afterwards, he gives his commandment to do to/for others as he has done for the disciples - the doing of a loving servant act.
I asked the Bible Study group to share an act of love someone had done for them. We all had at least one example to share. However, I got the feeling that all of us would prefer to do acts of love, rather than be the recipient of them. It can be hard to accept those acts of love, selfless moments when someone else cares for us, expecting nothing in return.
Hmmm..what does that say about our “accepting” of, or reluctance to accept, God’s grace through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection? Just a thought.