Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day three)
“From now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.” Did Jesus “network”? Did the fledgling church scrape by without the ubiquitous pseudo-invitation “Let’s do lunch?” Such pursuits can easily become a way to use people to serve an agenda. We often insist on fueling a worldwide missional movement on ideas and vision, but Jesus taught us that our presence with each other is the church’s strength. Jesus said, “By this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This isn’t putting up with each other on the way to the dream. It’s dreaming of living with one another. The next time you wonder what God’s will is for your life, consider that you are God’s will for your brother’s life—and then act accordingly.