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1 John 2:15a Do not love the world or the things in the world.
But when I think about what love looks like, I think of the life and unexpected ministry of Ruth Coker Burks, who lived in rural Arkansas in the mid-1980s. Ruth offered space in her family cemetery to bury people who had died of AIDS and had been abandoned by their families. Ruth did not intend to become a radical exemplar of love; she simply responded faithfully to her love for Jesus. Love can be embodied in the ways we respond to one another. Love looks like our faith put into action.
MOVING FORWARD: Share a radical act of love today.