We speak out on unfairness, We speak out on cruelty, We speak out on “freedom of speech” breached, We speak out on our beliefs, morals, values…We speak out against what we don’t agree with…
How often to do we speak of fairness, How often to we speak of kindess, How often do we remember that we are still standing on free soil, How often do we just share our beliefs, morals and values with respect to the stranger standing next to us…How often do we just let the silence speak louder than the noise around us?
We know what we should say, but how often do we? How often do we speak in the same language as the grace that redeemed us?
I know I’ve been guilty of this just as we all have.
My church statement this year is, “ Real love revolution,” — I think its time to look at what that means to my own heart, what it means to all of us.
Real love to me is about knowing where a person came from, but not seeing them like they still live there…
Real love to me is recognizing the heart of the person in front of you, and not their appearance…
Real love to me is having a conversation with someone who completely disagrees with everything you believe in, but still trying out a flavor of Starbucks they recommend, or a movie they told you they liked.
Speaking the language of love sometimes does not take as much as we claim it does….So what stops us?
I think what happens is that we get wrapped up in structuring our day from beginning to end that we forget there are other people. We forget everyone comes with a different culture and background.
When a widow only has two pennies, you can’t exactly expect her to have three…right?
I remember when I was in elementary school and I thought all families were Catholic, because I was never told otherwise.
Love is not blind, y’all…it goes beyond labels, it goes beyond new stories, it goes beyond song lyrics, television shows, and even what we think we know…Love is still love, even when we forget it exists .
You can’t force fairness, you can’t force kindness, You can’t force beliefs, morals or values to someone who doesn’t have the same, You can’t force someone to agree with you when you don’t agree with them…
And if we could do that…we would be communist socialists.
We forget that one day we might not be allowed to share religion at all, We forget that there are bigger evils that exist in the world then what we place value as important, we forget that this life we live now is a privilege given by God himself, and He can take it all away in an instant.
I think its time that we change the language of love we’ve known to be side by side by the One that created it in the first place.
Put the stone down, and write on it on how Jesus showed how much He loved you.