Love God, Love People

Kia ora e te whanau 

Andy and I spoke on Sunday about some of our 'story' in what we feel God has been building in us over the last few years.  

It often feels like people are trying to make loving Jesus much more difficult than it is.  Jesus made it pretty simple. Love God and love people.  

When I try to do the 'love people' bit without purposefully 'loving God' first...I get worn out!  But when I choose to 'love God' on purpose, then the 'loving people' bit becomes much more natural and enthusiastic.  

When we 'love people' it's about more than being nice.  It's about learning to understand how and why people respond the way they do.  It's about taking the time to listen...truely listen.  

It has been Waitangi Day this week.  An amazing opportunity to listen...and learn...and understand.  This bicultural journey we're on...let's not grow weary.  Love God and love people.  

X Jo

Chloe Rolleston