“The love of Christ compels us.” I Corinthians 1:18-31 During the time of Jesus, the religious professionals were using their position to gain power and prestige for themselves, not to serve the people. Jesus didn’t choose those who were wise, mighty, or noble by human standards (I Corinthians 1:26). He sought those willing to follow Him and be trained for loving service. In today’s world, the scene is much the same. God is still looking for those who will serve the Lord for the sheer love of it. Compelled by our love for Jesus, may we, like the disciples and apostles before us, proclaim the love of God for the world by following Christ’s example of loving and serving others. One proof of our love for God is our love for our neighbor.