|ANCHOR DEVOTIONAL - GIVE IT AWAY
"My commandment is this: Love each other
as I have loved you."
In the Pixar movie Wall-E, humans are depicted as pampered, gluttonous, and overfull of everything. They are not even required to walk. Machines carry them, feed them, provide for their every comfort. It's a sad but poignant image of the direction of society in this country.
Now think of this in reference to Christians. We are fed to overflowing from troughs of teaching and exhorting. We sit, we enjoy, we feast on so much that our churches have to offer, but we are not slim and sleek from extending the love to others. Programs, events, meetings can all begin to fill us up and cause us to forget the people in need of Christ's love who may live right next door.
If we are honest, we often feast without giving away the meal that is Jesus. We enjoy much nourishment each day in Him but withhold that love from the needy ones God has put in our path. Do you know the names of your neighbors? Do you have any idea of the deep cares and burdens of their hearts? Heed Jesus' command and love each other as He's loved you.