Gleanings: The Obvious Result

Saint Raphael Baron unites in a few words what should never have been separated in the first place:  love for God and love for others….

When we love Jesus, when we love Christ, we necessarily love what he loves.

This truth not only applies to the unity of what we have come to call the “personal” Gospel and the “social” Gospel (a very unfortunate term, since there’s only one Gospel), but also applies to the way we must define and order our relationships with people.

In a recent article on leadership, the author ended his writing by saying that the best way to treat people is to treat them like people.  I think Saint Baron would agree, and so would Jesus.  We are part of a great Love Story, not a corporate system.

About jstevenharper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 31 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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One Response to Gleanings: The Obvious Result

  1. stepfl68 says:

    Dr. Harper,
    I am not a ordained minister, however, I read your blogs. This one I agree with whole heartedly. It is simply the Golden Rule. If one looks at those that Jesus touched and healed, they were not the wealthy and powerful, they were the “Lower Class” citizens. In reality we can do no less. Thanks for your blogs. I appreciate the work that you are doing and Yes, I am learning as I go.
    Sincerely
    Frank Stephens

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