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My Mother’s Garden – The 1000 Moms Project

I see her sitting quiet, pensive at the table.
The flowers in the vase capture her attention.
She sits motionless…staring at blooms flush with lavender and pink.
Perhaps she’s back in her garden, tending her own blooms, alive with fragrant vibrancy.

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Communicating Love

In her blog on Compassion International’s website today, Becky Giovagnoni asked two of Compassion’s field staffers about working in countries like India, Bangladesh or Indonesia, where “evangelism” is illegal.

In response, they said: “The true way to evangelize someone is simply to act in a way that causes them to ask, ‘Why do you care?’ This is what we do. We don’t “evangelize” the children in the sense most Westerners do. We simply care for them and then the parents ask why.”

Reading their response, I came to the same conclusion as Giovagnoni. I have to wonder, does it really need to be any more complicated than that?

Living out love in relationship with others is what Christ did. If we, as Christ followers, loved like Christ loved, maybe those around us would naturally ask why? Loving sacrificially is following Christ. The very act is so counter-cultural, even the hardest of hearts are drawn closer to learn more.

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”   1 John 4:16

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