A few decades ago young people in church were enthusiastically singing, “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love, By Our Love”. Will they? Really? They will know that we are kind and compassionate and that we are unusually unselfish and caring, but will they understand anything else? Jesus always seemed to have the perfect balance between good deeds and timely words. As much as He wanted to heal and to reach out in kindness and love, He wanted people to hear the truth about who He represented and His destiny. He wanted them to understand what His “GOOD NEWS OF THE KINGDOM” really meant. Lord, as I enter this new year, I want You to teach me the importance of both loving and speaking out Your truth in love. Keep my pendulum of obedience right in the middle.