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How do we model this commitment? This brings us back to where we started—our relationship with Jesus. Again, Nouwen explains, "The question is not: how many people take you seriously? How much are you going to accomplish? Can you show some results? But: Are you in love with Jesus?" Amen.

Timothy Morey is pastor of Life Covenant Church in Torrance, California, and author of Embodying Our Faith: Becoming a Living, Sharing, Practicing Church (IVP).

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From Issue:Ministry's Core, Fall 2012 | Posted: January 7, 2013

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