Look Both Ways. . .

October 1, 2014


Seriously?  A couple of weeks ago I was reading in the paper that city staff had recommended that Halifax should institute a pedestrian safety campaign to help reduce the number of car pedestrian accidents.  Seriously?  When I was three my mother taught me to look both ways before crossing the street and when I was fifteen my driving instructor taught me to not run over pedestrians. 
And now we, meaning tax payers, are going to spend obscene amounts of money to tell people, look both ways before crossing the street and don’t run over pedestrians.  Seriously?
 It sounds silly having to be reminded of the basics, but how often in our Christian lives and our churches do we seem to forget the basics? 
When Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was, His response was to Love God and to love others.  And how are we supposed to do that?  Well, the Bible tells us that if we love God we demonstrate it by obeying his commandments and that seems simple enough and we love others by loving them.  
And we shouldn’t need another program to remind those who have been Christians forever that what they are supposed to be doing is loving God and loving others.   Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

Comments

  1. Bearhaner - October 1, 2014 at 10:04 am -

    Shouldn't have to, but it's only in the last few yrs, loving others with grace, has been emphasized in the church. Before it was get them holy and then we can love them. This attitude is still very much alive.
    Barry Haner