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The West Douglas Church of Christ is a group of believers who really care! We love one another. We also have a great love for people. We love all kinds of people.
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We strive to be His light here on earth. Our goal is to reflect the light of Jesus in our lives. We endeavor to live lives that bless others and glorify God. We would be thrilled for you to come and see and participate with us.
Paul said in I Corinthians 13:1, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
We can say many wonderful words, but if words are said without action, the words become hollow. If we proclaim our love to our children but fail to spend time with them, they get the clear message that love does not really exist in our hearts. So, it is important to listen to our children, to hug them and kiss them. It is essential that we praise them, laugh with them, and roll in the grass with them. It means we go to their ballgames even if we don’t like baseball. We go to their recitals and watch them as they dance at the ballet lessons. Love means that we think of others and put those thoughts to action.
Children and grandchildren need to be taught about life, they need to be taken fishing and camping. Special encouragement and reinforcement are hopefully abundant praise when they do well. It is a dark and difficult world on occasion and real love shows protection.
Real love for our spouse means we go to activities they like as well as what we like. It means we take care of one another. When they are at their worst we demonstrate our love. After all, when people are acting their worst; they need our love the most.
We can say that we love the poor, but if we condemn them without listening and helping, without getting involved, there is no real love for those who are underprivileged. Real love gets dirty. It gets into the places that are difficult. It helps the alcoholic, prays for the hurting, binds up the wounds. Love is active. It sits with the sick, prays with the broken hearted, encourages the discouraged and does good to those the world says are “no good.”
Love does not complain about what we have to do, but it is excited about what we have the opportunity to do. Love for God means that we love others. We express our love to him by living a pure, holy and consecrated life. We express our gratitude daily to him for what he has done for us. Our love causes us to change our lives by the power of his Spirit.