Love Your Neighbor


Today myself and a few men from church started a local mission trip. We are going to be roofing a house in a neighboring community for the next couple of days. As I stood out in the 100 degree temperature I felt an urge of the flesh telling me to quit. It would have been easy to quit, maybe even justified as the heat index was hovering around 108. But then I remembered why I was there. 


Jesus said " ...'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.' - Matthew 25:40 


We are commanded to live our lives in such a way that Christ is exalted. This woman has been praying for someone to fix her roof for two years and we were able to be the hands and feet of Jesus today. Through our sacrifice and act of love Christ is exalted and through our conversations with her she is hearing the gospel.


The reason that we do not quit living out, and speaking about, our faith is that we have been called out and tasked with the proclamation of the gospel. That gospel comes out through conversations and through actively living out our faith.