We have just returned to our temporary home here in Loveland, CO after a marvelous evening with Crossroads Covenant's youth group. This morning, each of us also had the opportunity to participate in the Children's Church time. The lesson this week was on the commandments to "Love God and Love People," and the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. As Andrea and I walked into the second session of Children's Church, where we got to share about the trip, we talked about how surprised we are by the applicability of Jesus' parable to our journey, and vice versa.
Throughout the past four weeks, many people across states, biographies, and faiths have unquestioningly invited and welcomed us into their lives and homes. Strangers have fed us and given us soft, warm places to sleep. Strangers have listened attentively and patiently. Jesus reminds us of the two most important Mosaic commandments: Love God. Love others. Then he illustrates those commandments with a story. This summer, "Samaritans" across several states already have illustrated those commandments with their lives.
Thank you. And please continue to do so. These are Kingdom acts.