Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Smile. Exhale. Feel better? Okay. Today, my news feed has blown up with diatribes from both ends of the argument as to whether or not it is an infamous or dubious historical event. I am not going to comment on what I think about it. You probably know... or maybe you don't. I have one question though:
Can all the hate from and towards both "sides" just stop please? Christians, the world is not ending any faster because of today. As always, we're supposed to "do unto others as we would have others do unto us." Matthew 5:43-47 reads, “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Jesus said, “They will known you by your love for one another” and the Christian community doesn't even have THAT down yet. Jesus said to remove the plank in our eye(s) before we point out the speck in other people's eyes. Sure, we may not see it as a speck, but you (the Christian person) aren't perfect and need Jesus every day, just like everyone else. To the "left," please just be a little less in our face about all this, I get it. You are excited that the definition of marriage got changed, but be a little less spiteful and angry.
In closing, for everybody, Love didn't finally win today. Love won two thousand years ago on a hill called Golgotha where Jesus died for the sins of the world... not just the people I want to be saved. Whether you believe He was God or not, it's a fact that His purpose in dying was to save sinners. I will do my best to be a better example of what Christ wanted and hopefully you (dear reader) will join me in becoming more like Him, willing to love even your enemies unconditionally and also wiling to lay down your life for the sake of the Gospel. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Smile. Exhale. Feel better?
Thanks for reading.
In CHRIST WHO LOVES ALL!