What is “love”? What does love look like? True, crucial, Christ-like love has both a vertical component – joyful, loving obedience to God in Christ – and a horizontal component – self-sacrificially striving for another’s ultimate good.
“Truth,” “Justice,” “Right,” Wrong,” “Success.” Can’t we see how people can use these same key terms but have different definitions? I suspect conversations about controversial issues would be a bit easier if our conceptions of such key terms did not contradict. Perhaps unbeknownst to us, our disagreement often runs much deeper.
What are we training for? Are we training ourselves to be worldly, or are we training ourselves to be godly? Are we training ourselves to resemble the culture, or are we training ourselves to resemble the Christ? Do we have a healthy spiritual diet and exercise routine? In short, are we Cross Training?