Hate is wrong. Period.
There is no justification for it. Ever.
Even so, the demonstration of hate is on the rise.
There are those who hate through racism.
There is nothing right about racism. Ever.
We, who know and have received the unstoppable power of love, must reignite the revolution of love with courage and boldness not only for this generation but for the generations to come.
Paul, the leader of the early church, delineated what love is:
Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love; it’s never rude, crude, or indecent—it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs or celebrate injustice; but truth—yes, truth—is love’s delight (I Corinthians 13: 4-6, Voice).
Love never concedes to the lies of hate.
Here’s what you and I need to remember: When love is put into action . . . this world changes . . . always.
Martin Luther, King Jr., described a vision of what life could be without hate on August 28, 1963:
“I have a dream,” he boomed over the crowd stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, “that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.” (History.com)
I will be joining a crew talking about the bigger picture of the solar eclipse and so much more on August 20 at 10:30 am. Because . . . RED DOOR CHURCH (RDC) is meeting online rather than on campus for this one day . . . RDC ECLIPSED DAY. Invite your friends to hop on wherever they are at 10:30 am pacific standard time.
And . . . please let us know you are with us on RDC ECLIPSED DAY—it’s so much more fun to know we’re together.