Being Church Means Loving Intrinsically

Modern society is somewhat grounded on a means of exchange. We often operate under the principle of “You scratch my back, and I scratch yours.” This certainly underlies our economy, but it also creeps into our approach to altruism. We do charity because it does something for us. Yet, looking at Matthew 25:31-46, Christ’s last parable in Matthew where he separates the sheep from the goats, the sheep do not know that they are caring for Christ. They do what they do merely because it is what it intrinsically linked to being righteous.