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Reflections on Romans 13:8 (Mon)

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Today’s passage:

13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

One of my goals in life has been to become debt free. Today’s verse tells me that my goal — though it may be good from a financial persective — does not work in life as a whole. I’ll always owe others love. I’ll never be able to sit back and say I’m fully paid up.

Today we’re building homes for three Mexican familes. We owe it to them. And if not to them, to someone else. Our lives are to be about continuously giving to others. About generousity and compassion and extravangent benevolence and kindness and caring and listening and loving. There is no end game or exit strategy or finishing line. Life is about loving others until we die, afterwhich I suspect we’ll become even better at it.

1 Comment

  1. Martha Troxel

    July 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Definitely a life long project!

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