Hint: They aren’t biblical.
It’s only when you get to the complete end of your own kindness that you are forced to rely desperately, wholly on God for the strength to be kind.
So do not confuse the tender-hearted nature of kindness with weakness. Man, if you think Jesus’ kindness makes Him weak, you don’t know Him.
We must form our definition of kindness based on God’s character.
Do movement leaders, para-church leaders and theological institutions have the courage to call a moratorium on outreach into council estates and housing schemes?
How do we persevere in love beyond our feelings? Firstly, go to Jesus.
Scotland’s schemes certainly have been—for decades now.
If we say we love God and yet don’t love others, we are living as liars and hypocrites.
If you come from Glasgow, you are more likely to die younger than if you came from UK cities of a similar size like Liverpool or Manchester. This has been dubbed 'The Glasgow Effect'. So how do we respond to this?
Without the Lord’s work Glasgow will never flourish. Rather than turning to politicians and public health experts; judges and prison governors, we need to look to Christ.