2) Love the Other Person. Love is a cultural value, Christian or not. It’s easy to love those you like. It’s even easier to love those whom you want to like you. Yet as Christ followers, we are called to love the other person. The one in the shadow, the one who’s not cool, the one whom you get nothing in return for your kindness. Jesus modeled this. He loved lepers, prostitutes, and tax collectors. We should too. God’s love is gritty and messy and goes to the gutters for the broken and the lost. It’s why our theme verse is John 10:16. Jesus goes to others not of this fold. We follow.
3) Go to the World. Jesus is clear. Go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). Jesus’ Go literally means “as you go.” You don’t have to go to Italy or India. As you go to school, to dinner, to work, to baseball games, make disciples there. He says in Acts 1:8 – “You will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Some of us are called to go even further such as Italy, India, and elsewhere. Jesus gives us supernatural courage to live our faith boldly. We can be His witnesses at any place, at any time, and with any person. Our life is His mission.