“Lovest thou me?”

“Today we have substituted credal belief for personal belief, and that is why so many are devoted to causes and so few devoted to Jesus Christ. People do not want to be devoted to Jesus, but only to the cause He started. Jesus Christ is a source of deep offence to the educated mind of today that does not wand Him in any other way than as a Comrade. Our Lord’s first obedience was to the will of His Father. If I am devoted to the cause of humanity only, I will soon be exhausted and come to the place where my love will falter; but, if I love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve humanity though men treat me as a doormat. The secret of a disciple’s life is devotion to Jesus Christ, and the characteristic of the life is its unobtrusiveness. It is like a corn of wheat, which falls into the ground and dies, but presently it will spring up and alter the whole landscape.”

– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

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Again, Jesus said, “Lovest thou me?”

“Feed my sheep.”

John 21:16

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