“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:34-35 was not a suggestion for getting along, but a code of ethics and watchword for all of us to maintain focus on, especially when it becomes difficult. It’s easy to love those with whom we share all beliefs and lifestyles. It’s real love when that is hard to do. Our good friend and brother, the Rev. Gaylord Enns, has inspired our clergy and every pastor in this city, and elsewhere in the world, by his pursuit of the rediscovery of this new commandment. His book Love Revolution (http://www.gaylordenns.com/love-revolution-book.html) has turned Christian ministries around. We’re proud of him in this his home town.
There are two words that signify Christianity and which may not ever get lost. While Christ is the Truth, and we declare that truth we know, the vehicle on which that truth rides is comprised of both Freedom and Love. We are free to choose God, take His Son as our Savior, and accept this wonderful salvation He offers, at such great cost to Himself. And we must deliver this truth in Love. There is not a better means to gain the trust of others, to use their freedom to take Christ for themselves.