Brian McLaren recently published an excellent piece called “Why Love…Why Now?” where he challenges us all to engage in love as followers of Jesus during this political season. I recommend the full article …
“I’m a committed follower of Christ, and Christ taught that the greatest commandment was to love … to love God, self, and neighbor, yes, but to go farther: to love beyond those normal limits … to love the stranger, the alien, the outsider, the outcast, the misunderstood, the misjudged, and the disinherited, even the opponent and the enemy.
The apostle Paul built on what Jesus taught. Without love, we’re nothing, just a bunch of annoying noise, he said. You can have mountain-moving faith – and we might add, creed-affirming doctrines – but without love, he said, it has no meaning or value. Love fulfills the law, he said, and the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself in love.
If Jesus and Paul were right, then love is always in season.
But here in America, every four years we have national elections. …”