And when we respond, we sometimes get angry. Our heaviness is relayed as judgement or fear or retaliation…but we must stop.
Does everything going on in this world anger me? Scare me? Confuse me? Make me want to stay in my own little bubble so I don’t have to face it? A little bit. But I know silently opposing hate is never the solution and violently refuting it isn’t either.
We have to do more than yell from the sidelines. We must suit up and show grace. There is no difference we can make without the love of Jesus directing our hands, guiding our steps and ushering our words.
Do not mistake love for backing down or showing weakness; it is the exact opposite. It is choosing to look evil in the face and understand it is brokenness that can only be changed by the revelation of truth.
“Love always wins” is not a fairytale statement or an idealistic view. It is the reality that crashes into our tragedy and allows us to pick up the pieces, recognize our brokenness, receive healing and move forward in peace, hope and most of all- LOVE.
Thank You, Jesus, that we can always choose love. Thank You that because You are love personified and we are Your children, hate or violence or fear or frustration never have to be the banner we carry because You go before us, arms open wide, freely offering the greatest of love.
Be that, friends! Let’s make a difference
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” -Romans 12:9
“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.” -Mark 12:31