Last week, a friend of ours reminded us of a Buddhist community in California that has, as its core philosophy, three rules:
- Take care of this space.
- Take care of yourself.
- Take care of each other.
This morning, Kevin Rains, our pastor at Vineyard Central, reminded us of the two great commandments of Christ:
- Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
As I see it, the approach of that Buddhist community is not vastly different than the approach of the VC community.
Each is more difficult than it sounds. And each is more about what I do than what I believe.
As Kevin said in his teaching this morning, it is doing, and not just professing to believe, that will make me a Christian.