Sunday, May 19, 2019

Adams: who is my true brother?

Sunday, May 19, 2019
    Feast of Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988
    We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
    —1 John 3:14 (NIV)
    Who belongs to the Church? Who is my true brother? We cannot always tell whether or not a man believes in Christ; but we can always ask—Christianity is not a secret society. And if a man says he loves the Lord, why should I not treat him as my brother? If I should happen to welcome one who is only a professing Christian, who has not given his heart to Christ, what harm has it done? I will have offered the love of God to one who rejects it, and I will have given a few hours of my life to an enemy—but our Father holds out His hands all day long to a rebellious people, and our Savior gave His life for me when I was His enemy.
    ... Robert MacColl Adams (1913-1985), “Receiving One Another” (see the book)
    See also 1 John 3:14; Isa. 53:6; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 5:18-20; 1 Pet. 3:18-19; 1 John 4:9-10
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, make me faithful to Your word.
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