When Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves and as He has loved us I don’t think he was just referring to the neighborhood or something across the street. He was telling us to love all as He loved us and to teach this love to all we meet. This is not much to ask for all He has given us.
Yet it is apparent that more and more people have taken the attitude that if you don’t agree with them you must be the opposition. This my way or the highway posture is exactly what has divided our country, and it is getting good worse rather than better.
I’m even seeing it in the churches and on social media posts from many Christian’s some of them church leaders. In my opinion they should be held to a higher standard as they set the example for the congregation.
If we are to heal this divide, we need to share His love with everyone. We need to accept the diversity of the world, realizing not everyone thinks the same as we do and that we aren’t always right. It will take just a little more love and a lot more patience. Imagine the wonderful things that could happen if everyone just shared a little more love and hope with each other.
With just a little more effort on. our part we can change the world for so many, giving them hope which in turn will give them love to share and on and on. What a beautiful way to bring peace to our divided nation.
Love shared with others is contagious and can spread across the country and world bring hope to all it touches. Will you do your part to spread the love?
Walk daily with God at your side!