Reckless Abandon.

I’ve just finished Francis Chan’s Crazy Love.  It made me realise that I’ve been living a rather comfortable, convenient Christian life.  I have yet to love God with reckless abandon, the way he has loved and continues to love me.

I heard stories of people who’ve given so much for Jesus – and here I am, just making the easy choice of which Sunday service to attend to fit my schedule.  To say that I feel ashamed is an understatement.

What does it take to love like Jesus?  I struggle to find an answer.  I’m too selfish, too self-absorbed, to self-concerned to even begin.  I have become numb to the wonder of his love, ungrateful for the countless things I enjoy.

Lord, teach me to love you with all that I am, foregoing all other loves.  Grant me the privilege of showing that love to other people, as one who is unabashedly committed to loving you.  May I always remember that you are my one true love.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35

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