This Valentine’s Day, we at CCM Magazine thought it most appropriate to highlight this conversation featuring Michael W. Smith. After all, we are reintroduced to his care for his continually expanding craft which is a reflection of his belief that with it, he can best communicate the greatest truth—that a Creator loves every single last one of us perfectly, regardless of tribe, or tongue, or denomination, whether in a state of belief or unbelief.
Smith’s songs have long encouraged unity in love. “Give It Away,” “Love Crusade” and even his staple ballad, “Friends,” all verse-and-chorus a desire to see the world internalize the truth that we are loved completely by God, so that we can then more readily, and freely, and liberally, love each other. Sure, we hear the “love one another” conversation often. For those of us who grew up in the Christian church, our first lessons in faith were motivated by Jesus’ directive to “love your neighbor as yourself.” But has the core message of Christianity fallen on deaf ears? Through its repetition from our church’s pulpits, have we forgotten to engage with it within our hearts, and enact it with our own hands and feet?
Host Andrew Greer explores these topics and more in our latest episode of CCM Magazine‘s Features On Film. To watch on this page, please click the “play” button above.
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