I just discovered a book I want to read: Why Nobody Wants to Be Around Christians Anymore…and How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Faith Magnetic by Thom and Joani Schultz.
LOVE. It is how the early Christians showed they were radically different. It’s still how we, as Christians in the 21st century, shine as “lights in the world.”
True agape love is rare & magnetic.
Agape [Greek word for love] says, “I will love you when you are unlovable. I will love you still more when you don’t love me back. I will keep loving you no matter what.
I haven’t read the book yet, but I peeked…
The 4 acts of love are:
- Radical Hospitality
- Fearless Conversation
- Genuine Humility
- Divine Anticipation
Yep, I’m gonna learn a lot from this book 🙂
“First John 4:9 says, “God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him” (The Message). What does it mean to “live through” someone? Jesus is reliable and, once you get to know him, irresistible. His love never fails, and that’s the kind of power source that never runs out. His is the kind of light that never dims. Wouldn’t it be great if it were obvious to anyone who knew us that we were living through Jesus? It can be.” ― Thom Schultz,