28 May Loving Hands (1 Peter 1:8-9) by Dr. Rich Reich
“Although you have not seen Him you love Him; even though you do not see Him now yet believe in Him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of faith, the salvation of your souls.”~ 1 Peter 1:8-9 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: Today’s Gospel is about love. Christianity only makes sense in the light of love. Helping others whom you do not even know seems contrary to our world of reasoning; feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, comforting those who are suffering, protecting the weak, giving to the poor. Why as Christians do we provide for those in need? We do not do it because it is expected of us as Christians, but we do it because we love Jesus and we see Him in those whom we help. The purpose of life in Christ is to receive His love and to give it to others. We are the body of Christ. We are a physical extension of His loving hands. Reach out to those around you and extend God’s love to them. Lord, on this Memorial Day, send the Holy Spirit to produce the fruit of love in my life. Amen.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the LIFE Group Devotions and the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Satellite Beach, FL. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Realize that love, not self, is the center of life; and share this love, the love of Christ, with others.
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Feast Day: Blessed Margaret Pole
Faith Quote: “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” – Mother Teresa
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Mt 28:19.