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For Church Leaders and All of Us… Do You Love the People? …and How Will You Know When You Do?

  • First, we ought to decide that the people we serve truly matter – that they are worth the personal energy expended on their behalf.
  • Second, we ought to love people as they are, not as we wish they were. None of this “if only” stuff in ministry.
  • Third, we ought not to confuse the gift of interpersonal skills with having a pastoral heart for people.
  • And finally: from the evidence of His teachings, Jesus excuses no one from the mandate to love others…He would countenance no exceptions! Jesus is unconditionally inclusive!

Source:

Peter W. Marty, Do You Love People?, Christian Century, (Oct. 4, 2011)
Father Pat O’Malley, Perspectives on the Scriptures, Catholic New World, (Oct. 9-22, 2011)

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