2.13.2011

Locally Responsive. Globally engaged.

As I am enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home watching NC State battle Wake for last place in ACC basketball, I saw this university commercial:



The tag line is "Locally responsive. Globally engaged." I really like that and feel like it fits in well with the purpose of a land grant college. Furthermore, I think it can be applied to our role as followers of Christ in the world. We are called to love God (by enjoying His grace and character) and to love others (thereby extending His glory to all nations).  We can do this by loving our neighbors, both locally and to the ends of the earth, with the Gospel.

So I hope you will join with us in this pursuit to demonstrate delight in God so that His glory may be made known to the world.  Try to think of tangible ways to apply this into your life.  We are challenging our students to do this through a Prayer/Care/Share strategy.  So sign up for a mission trip this summer, help serve on an outreach team at church, invite your neighbors over for dinner, ask for prayer requests from a coworker, etc.  This valentine's love God and love others well every day!
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.     1 John 3:16