Our broken country is gearing up for yet another pivotal election. Everyone wants their party to win, and sadly, some care little about the cost. As Tuesday draws closer, the rhetoric is ratcheting up and the hate is growing louder and becoming more violent.
I wish I believed that this frightening trend will end after the election, but the past two years have shown us that it will not. Let’s all be honest. If we are to take a stand against hatred, it needs to begin with a deep and honest examination of our own hearts.
“We love because he first loved us. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.”
1 John 4:19-21
As Wednesday morning dawns, make the choice to love your neighbor, regardless of how they voted, or the political sign in their front yard. You don’t need to agree with them, but if we are truly seeking to follow Jesus’ example we must love unconditionally.
Friends, please join me in prayer this week — for unity, for peace, and for healing in our nation.