Interfaith Harmony Week: From the Christian Traditions Posted February 4, 2015 by Susan Batterton


Day Four – February 4, 2015
Interfaith Harmony Week
From the Christian Traditions

Greater Love …

     There are always people who see beyond the boundaries imposed by tragedy, injustice, prejudice, and hate.  Such is the case with the disciples of Jesus who to this day experience his loving presence in countless ways.  His resurrection is not a matter for visions or appearances.  Rather, he is visibly manifested in the crucified of this world.  It is remarkable how his powerful presence is gently felt in the lives of those who have no power.  Disciples of Jesus do not constitute an organization so much as a movement.  They are rich, varied, and even contradictory in what they believe about him.  But, no matter what they might believe about him, he bonds with them anyway urging them to rise to the occasion and be great with self-giving virtue.

     13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot.

     14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5: 13-16