Nope, that’s not what Jesus said. In John 13:34-35 it says … “I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” …. I just got done watching the news and reading some of the posts about immigrants, lesbians, democrats, communists,muslims, republicans, poor people, rich people etc. The one thing that stands out in what I was seeing, hearing and reading is that too many of us seem to forget what Jesus said was basic-we are called to commanded to love. Wouldn’t trying to practice love make most of the inflamatory, hurtful, hateful dialogue being self-righteously barfed out on each other be radically altered? Yuck!
Today’s goal: treating everyone with love, respect and dignity, regardless of ANYTHING else!
I SO agree with Mark Twain when he said, “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. ”
Galatians 5:22 “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
God, please help us judge ourselves by the right standards! Teach us to love as you love!