Our Anniston community has spent the last two weeks embroiled in controversy regarding a possible homeless shelter, and then the possibility of the CDP sheltering victims from a cruise ship identified as infected with COVID. It has blown up social media, with hostility, fear, anger, and genuine concern on full display. In the midst of all this we find an opportunity to ask the faith community a question: What does it look like to love like Jesus? You see, Christ-followers should be approaching situations like these from God's perspective, regardless of what the best answer turns out to be. It's far less about which solution becomes the end result ... and it is much more about how we demonstrate the love and compassion of God in the process. Today we take a look at what the Bible says about how we should get our "starting point" of perspective when it comes to those in less fortunate situations than ourselves ... whether financially, emotionally, relationally, or any other way.
February 23, 2020