God plants seeds of love throughout creation with extravagant abandon, and we are the fruit of that sowing. As such, we are called to the dance of sowing and reaping love throughout our lives. Rev. Thomas Long writes, “The church is called to ‘waste itself,” to throw grace around like there is no tomorrow, precisely because there is a tomorrow, and it belongs to God.” (Thomas G. Long, Westminster Bible Companion, Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1997, pp. 150-51)
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