Distance From Others
As of 2019, we live in a world that is more divided than I can remember in my 51 years. It may be that every generation feels that way, especially around election time, but with news, social media, protests, marches, groups and parades, the space between us couldn't be more significant.
The way people speak to each other on social media seems like Fiction from when I was growing up in the 70s-90s. I've heard that people share more in common than they disagree, but it can be hard to believe these days.
I'm here to tell you we do have the essential thing in common: Jesus Christ. Jesus knew the future for our generation; he knew the sin we would fall into, the disagreements we would fight over, and everything in between. Above all else, he knew we needed a savior.
How can you love like Jesus Christ? You will disagree with unbelievers, and you may even disagree with believers, but how can we show the love of Christ? I would implore you to practice this radical love face-to-face and not on social media. You can love your brothers and sisters in Christ by uniting over our Savior. Revel in this beautiful truth.
Can you step away from all the things that separate us from each other and find common ground in Jesus?
Do you love people as Jesus loves you?
I challenge you to reconsider where you prioritize the commandment of love. Is it passed through whatever news organization or group you hold dear? Can you lay aside all of that and love your fellow man as Jesus loves you?
1 Corinthians 13: 1-13