The Way of Love

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Let go…let God…and live.

(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 16:23

“You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

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We tend to base so much of our lives on our own ability to reason…and yet Jesus was quite clear in his response to Peter that our thinking can be far from God’s.

Who would not have sided with Peter when he rejected Jesus’ prediction that he would suffer greatly at the hands of the religious leaders and be killed?

But how else would God show us what true, unconditional love was? How else…but to be hated, persecuted, and crucified…and then to respond with loving forgiveness?

I cannot buy the idea that this was some payment to “even the score” with God. God is God…who can forgive alwayswithout limits.

Jesus told us to forgive an infinite number of times…so why wouldn’t God do the same?

What Jesus gave us was a model to follow…a model of living that will lead us to transformation and new life. It is the way in which the kingdom of God truly comes!

Jesus is inviting us into a life-changing, life-transforming journey of letting go of the false self…so the true self can emerge.

As St. Paul says, “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth” (Ephesians 4:23-24).

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Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at BillTonnisMusic.com by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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