It Only Takes a Spark (James 3:1-12)

It Only Takes a Spark (James 3:1-12)

I remember a song from my childhood that we sometimes sang on parochial school trips or youth retreats. “It only takes a spark…to get a fire going. And soon all those around can warm up to its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love…” It is an image that stays with me today. Though I might feel at times that the measure of God’s love I am able to pass on to others will not..cannot…make a difference in the world, the reality is actually quite different. God’s promise to me is that even the smallest gift of love I give can produce unforeseen good in the long run (2 Cor 4:1-6, Gal 6:9, et al.).

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