One of our mission team's core values is that we'd be strategically reckless: forsaking our security/comforts in this life for the everlasting joy that's found in Christ. It seems we're giving up so much, but then, again, when we consider what we're gaining (Christ) it's really nothing. I was thinking about how this relates to love. Love is risky. Love is saying "no" to ourselves and laying our lives down in service to others. For this reason, Paul commanded the Romans to "owe no one anything except to love each other, for the one who loves one another has fulfilled the law" (Romans 13:8). In other words, when we love, we are so in tune with God's heart that it can be said of us that we are obeying all that God intends for us.
Love. It seems so easy, yet is a very costly thing. Today, how might love inspire your strategic recklessness? How does Christ's love compel us to be loving in our actions? Let's step out as a strategically reckless people in love.
I would add that today the Christian church celebrates Love. Maundy Thursday is about that new commandment that Jesus gave that we love one another. This really connects well with this theme I wrote about for the Missions blog. Hope you're inspired by the love of Christ, which is controlling you, to be the loving people you're called to be.