Dallas Willard: Live Compassion

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But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

“The first major step in becoming one of those who love their neighbors as themselves is to decide to live compassion. Now let us be clear: This is a decision to receive the abundance of the Kingdom of the Heavens as the basis for your life. Matthew 6:33 is what we do. We must understand it practically in order to turn loose of the self concern, the self-kingdom. This explains why neighbor-love is not the first, but the second, commandment. They are not two separate commandments, but one with two aspects.”

Dallas Willard in Renovar√© article “How to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”.

Do you live compassion? Have you turned loose of self concern, the self-kingdom?

Many struggle with living compassion and loving those around them with selflessness because they think they will run out of resources to care for themselves. They do not get how God’s economy works. Until each of us lets go and taps into the “abundance of the Kingdom of the Heavens as the basis” for life, we cannot live compassion.

God help us seek You first and live compassion today and every day to show the world that abundant life is found in You. Amen.