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Let Love Lead
A third of the worlds population claim to be Christians. I mean 32% of the worlds population are supposedly Christians. If you are still not getting it, assuming the entire population is 8 billion people. The number of people who say they are Christians are 2.56 billion. How is the world still in turmoil if we have this many people calling themselves Christians. Are they not having any impact in the world around them? Almost half of the entire Christian population are in America, Brazil and Mexico. Is love leading in those countries? I'm not sure most people would want to own a gun in the USA if love was leading. I'm also not sure there would be lot's of violence in Brazil and Mexico if love was leading. A pastor was stabbed to death in church on a Sunday by his nephew here in Ghana just about 2 weeks ago. It's sad to hear of such things. It's time we put our humanity back on. Let's show love to one another. Love is patient and kind. Are you patient and kind? It's even difficult for parents to have patience for their kids this days. Most people are only kind to people who they know can do something for them in return. Even enemies can do that. Pride is something most people have, and don't know, and yet, won't accept when you tell them. You don't have to sell yourself short, it also doesn't mean you should be boastful. Don't be covetous. It's great to want to have the good things other people have, but it becomes a problem when your desire to get those things exceed a limit where you would do anything to get it. Delight in the truth and doing good. False accusations doesn't make the world a better place even if you have good intentions. Do what's right always, or at least whenever you can. Don't let the pressures of life make you do things you would regret. Be good to people and let them believe in humanity. Even if you aren't a Christian, or you aren't religious, there's still a lot of good you can do. You can definitely make the world much better. If you are a Christian, but you don't love others, you are like a bell ringing and disturbing the rest of mankind. You are just making noise by saying you are a Christian. It doesn't matter if you are the brother of Christ or you can cast out Lucifer himself. Your love towards others will draw people to Christ even better than you professing to be a Christian and evangelising to them.
>### John 6 >**26** Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. **27** Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” Are you content? Contentment is a state of satisfaction. It's a point where you are at ease in whichever situation you find yourselves? Contentment has been said to be the greatest wealth. You can literally never have enough. No matter how much you get, there would always be room for more. You will always have things you need and things you want. Whenever you get them, there would be additional things you would believe you still need. In the above passage, we notice that Jesus was speaking with a group of people. In the beginning of the chapter, Jesus fed 5,000 men with 5 breads and 2 loaves of bread. He left them and went to Capernaum. The people followed and met up with him. They were only interested in themselves. They were only interested in what will benefit their bodies and not what will help their spirits. They had been fed and there was even leftovers. They weren't satisfied with what they got, and wanted more, whiles ignoring food for their souls. They were not content because they were canal. They weren't spiritual, so they didn't think of anything spiritual, and Jesus admonished them. They enjoyed the food and was attracted to the power that could give them this kind of food always. That seemed like a good plan. They will always have their bellies full and they never have to worry about food again. Jesus would feed them always, so they couldn't let him go. When we are ignorant of what God wants from us and what can do, we are often not content with what God is doing. When you read on, this people who had been fed by Jesus asked for a miracle so they could believe in Him. Did they forget so soon that they had been fed by this man? Why would they need prove that He could do miracles before they believed. They mentioned that their ancestors were fed with manna in the wilderness, so you can take a guess. They were only interested in what they could stand to gain, and all they wanted was to be fed again. True satisfaction in life comes from God. When you have a personal relationship with God, you are always content with what you have. Just having life is not an easy thing, even though we take it for granted. Being content doesn't mean you shouldn't work, but your Christian life should never suffer for your personal gains. When you have a relationship with God, you enjoy peace and you appreciate everything in your life.