Love Week

Spread the love

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”  John 13: 34-35
Love Week!
Love Week is something my church started doing seven years ago.  In fact, my husband and I’s first church service was the introduction of the very first Love Week.
What is Love Week?
Love Week is when members of our church go out into the community and serve.  They become the hands and feet of Jesus as they serve meals, paint houses, clean out drains.  The list is endless.  My husband and I have worked at the food pantry, cleaned animal crates, given blood, cleaned nature trails.
I loved what we did this year.  We cleaned out drains along the Noland Trail.  It was awesome.  By the time we were finished we were  covered in dirt, drenched in sweat and very hungry.  Our knees hurt, our backs felt it, but we felt great.
People thanked us as they ran or walked by us.  They were genuinely touched that we were doing such a laborious job.
Of course, I was in my glory, I got to play in dirt.
Love Week is literally one of my favorite weeks of the year.  I love seeing Jesus in action.  I love how our church dons the Love Week T-shirt and heads out into the community.
Not to judge.  Not to preach.  Only to help the community we live in be better.  Be stronger.  Be beautiful.
My favorite quote, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:
“Preach the gospel always, use words only when necessary.”  St. Francis of Assisi
Love Week shares the gospel without saying a word!

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