“And now abides faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love”… “how can you say you love God whom you have not seen and hate your brother whom you have seen”… “a new commandment I give to you — love God, love each other”…
Have you ever noticed how some Christians focus on hatred – “God hates ____”, or “God hates ___”. God, himself cannot hate — did you know that? God is love, so it is impossible for Him to hate. Even Jesus gave us new commandments quoted above “love God, love each other”. So, then, why does it seem that so many Christians hate? Did you know that even though you bear the last name of your earthly parents you can do whatever you like, and it reflects on them simply because they share your last name. It’s the same thing broken down to it’s simplest form in Christianity. They consider themselves Christians, and they probably believe they are, but they don’t reflect what their Heavenly Father represents.
This is all in the what are called the Gospels, and every Sunday we learn from these Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) the first four books of the new testament, and it’s what we base our faith journey on. Sometimes when we neglect to come out to hear the Gospels, even as believing Christians, we can forget what is said, so that’s why we come to church every Sunday. Plus we love each other here!!! We’re all an important part of this church and when one of us is away, it’s just not the same. Doesn’t that sound like a great place to be? Wanted? Cared for? Loved??
Come this Sunday, and find out more about what Jesus taught us, and be loved and appreciated for who you are, just as you are. We are an inclusive fellowship of people who just can’t wait to meet you.
See you Sunday!
The Rev’d Quenton Little
Rector of All Saints’ Church – 249 Hamilton Road, London
(click on either address for the directions)