Love Is An Act of Faith

Faith. It’s that initial component of love. You wish you could predict the outcome, but there’s no way to hedge your bets. This is how it is in every instance, even in responding to God. Faith is required to believe that He truly loves us in an unprecedented way & that the Cross is the ultimate demonstration of that Love, though, we never witnessed it.Yet you’ll never know unless you take a chance. But if you do…

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him. He went to the Pharisee’s house & reclined at table a woman, who was a sinner, learned that he was in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of perfume & standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears,wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet & anointed them with the perfume.When the Pharisee saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who & what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” Jesus said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” He answered, “Say it, Teacher.”“A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” Jesus said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in, she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with perfume. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:36-47

I know this quote is not exactly the right fit, at least not at first glance, but love is an act of faith & size is not relevant except that you need enough to put action to it. God’s Love took a chance and made the first move. Let your Love act on it.


(If you only knew the trees I killed doing this…)

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