Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” And Jesus taught them.
What a wise request indeed: “Teach us how to pray.” As simple as it may seem to some, communication with our Heavenly Father can at times seem vague, difficult, and even paralyzing. Therefore, as they recognized Jesus’ authority and understanding of prayer, the disciples sought the wisdom of their Master.
Perhaps, some of us feel the same way when we hear the charge to “Love Dallas.” This can seem vague, difficult, and even paralyzing! Let us, then, come to the great giver of love; He who is the author of love; He who revealed to the world what pure love is. For this is how we can even grasp the true essence of love: that Jesus Christ laid down His life [I John 3:16]; even on behalf of His enemies! [Romans 5:6-11]
Our Lord Jesus has commissioned us to love our neighbor, to go into the entire world, to be servants to all, and to speak to others on His behalf. Perhaps one of the wisest responses to this expectation of our Master is to come to Him with the simple request, “Lord, teach us to love”
Join us for Me and My City as we seek the wisdom of our Master through His Word, that we might learn both philosophically and practically how to love the people of our city. See you there!