It really is ok to hug, pray for, talk to, or love someone who doesn’t live up to ‘your’ ideals, political ideology, religious sentiment, or whatever it happens to be you don’t like about another person. When hatred seems to be the trend of the day, it’s truly love that never fails.
I love our country; therefore, I’m interested in politics. I want to know what is happening. One thing I do know–people need to love more! Sometimes I have to dig to find love between each other, especially between those who disagree! Ridiculous! I follow a lot of political commentary, and at times, it’s like I’ve walked into a verbal landmine! The hatred spewed (and I see it on both sides of the aisle) is horrible. If you don’t see it in your travels, try Twitter. It won’t take you too long to see the viciousness.
I remember when Barack Obama was President, the hatred spewed against him was bad. Since Donald Trump has become President, to me it seems the level of hate is even worse. Sadly, no man will ever provide what our country needs. However, we can help make our country easier to live in if we’ll love one another as God desires.
A true picture of love
I Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, nor easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Can you imagine living in a society that has patience, is not jealous, or in a rush to judgement? Wouldn’t it be nice if most in society isn’t prideful, being ‘all about me?’ What if our society acted appropriately? How about a society that doesn’t get mad at the drop of a hat, striking back? What about a society that doesn’t stand on the sin wagon, but it likes the truth? Can you imagine a society that bears with one another? One that continues to believe, hope, and is long suffering when the enemies around us have pitchforks in hand!
Maybe we can start off the year with a four-letter word–LOVE.
Devotion: Behind Closed Doors