Bishop Michael Curry of the US Episcopal Church
“Love is the Way” featuring Lucy Stimpson – Maynard from the album “Love is the Way” recorded and produced by Bob Ross
I would like to take a short break from sharing Selwyn Hughes thoughts on “Is God Good.”? and also on promoting the now public availability of Risen! The Musical on YouTube (https://youtu.be/wYUX1CQEjoY) The reason for this is that I, like many other millions, was enthralled by the speech of Bishop Michael Curry at the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.
Here is an extract:
“And one of the stanzas actually explains why. They said: ‘If you cannot preach like Peter, and you cannot pray like Paul, you just tell the love of Jesus, how he died to save us all.”‘
“Oh, that’s the balm in Gilead! This way of love, it is the way of life. They got it. He died to save us all.
“He didn’t die for anything he could get out of it. Jesus did not get an honorary doctorate for dying. He didn’t… he wasn’t getting anything out of it. He gave up his life, he sacrificed his life, for the good of others, for the good of the other, for the wellbeing of the world… for us.
“That’s what love is. Love is not selfish and self-centred. Love can be sacrificial, and in so doing, becomes redemptive. And that way of unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive love changes lives, and it can change this world.
“If you don’t believe me, just stop and imagine. Think and imagine a world where love is the way.”
“Imagine our homes and families where love is the way. Imagine neighbourhoods and communities where love is the way.
“Imagine governments and nations where love is the way. Imagine business and commerce where this love is the way.
“Imagine this tired old world where love is the way. When love is the way – unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive.
“When love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again.
“When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook.
“When love is the way, poverty will become history. When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary.
“When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields, down by the riverside, to study war no more.
“When love is the way, there’s plenty good room – plenty good room – for all of God’s children.
“Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other, well… like we are actually family.
“When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all, and we are brothers and sisters, children of God.
“My brothers and sisters, that’s a new heaven, a new earth, a new world, a new human family.
Quote for the week
“You can see further through a tear than you can a telescope”.
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