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A Desire To Serve In Love

If we don't know where we're going, any map will get us there. We can ignore the road signs that tell us of danger ahead. We can dismiss the clear indications that we are wandering aimlessly. If we lose sight of our objective, it's easy to get lost.

In the pro-life world, our direction is clear. We are on a path of continually desiring to serve in love. This was the path given to the first disciples of Christ. The early church grew rapidly because there was evidence of serving in love. That evidence transformed the world at that time. Holy Scripture tells us over and over of how the early Christians gave of their time, talent, and treasure to support those in need.

We need to follow that map and not be taken off the original pathway by position-holders who have lost sight of that early example of the original disciples. It's easy for a movement of God to become an institution of offices if we are not careful. This goes for the structured "Church" and the congregation that makes up the church.

The "Church" needs to be looking into the communities for those who are in need. But we as the church can't be held back if the desire to maintain position among the big "C" takes precedent over giving of unbounded love.

Those of us in the pro-life servant leadership world need to be sensitive to the needs of people in distress and refuse to walk past them. Serving the people in need has to be an integral part of our faith and of our lives.

Providing that same evidence of love, serve, share truth is something we plan for, prepare for, and fully integrate into the very fabric of our lives and in our relationship with God.

Ralph Willemin

Advisor to the Protect Life team

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