The first of the core principles guiding Love INC is that we are Christian. That seems straight forward enough, but it might be good to reflect for a bit on what that means. What came to my mind was the Emmaus song “They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love.” Not by what we do for them but why we do it. The beggar that approached Peter and John for alms received far more than what he had asked: he received the love of God through the disciples. I Corinthians 13:1 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
Part of the defining difference with Love INC is that we try to focus on the person and their real needs rather than on the problem at hand. We look for their value and potential and seek to offer them God’s love as the disciples did for the beggar.
Just as Christianity is set apart from other religions because we serve a God who loves us, Love INC’s mission is set apart from other,very worthy, organizations by our focus on transforming lives.