Friday, August 18 2017
Love Conquers All
In the wake of the recent events that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia and Barcelona, Spain, our nation and the world must remember the principles of love. Love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8) and restores the wrongdoers to their original state so that the healing process can begin (Galatians 6:1-2). No amount of evil can be tolerated or justified. We’re called to walk in the spirit of love toward every human being, regardless of race, gender, beliefs, political persuasion, or sexual orientation. We are called to love. Love without prejudices or political agendas, but to love as God loves the world. His love is unconditional. Just imagine the world that we’re leaving to our children and grandchildren. Are we leaving them a better world than the one we received from our parents? Are we preparing them to love everyone despite their lifestyle or the color of their skin? Are we preparing them to live in a diverse world with people of different beliefs, ideas, experiences, and lifestyles?
We’re all created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), which revealed His glory. God created all nations from one blood. “From one man He made all the nations, which they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands” (Acts 17:26). God created us to be like Him, and being like Him is Love. Love is kind; love is not rude; love is not arrogant; love rejoices in the truth; love bears, believes, and endures all things; Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13).
America will never be great apart from love. No amount of money, education, or prestige can replace loving someone genuine. Yes, we have our preferences and opinions on matters that are near and dear to our hearts, but it doesn’t give us the right to force our beliefs or practices onto someone else. Let our differences be just that - Differences. Let not our disagreements turn into wrongdoing or acts of evil, which destroy the fabric of our Declaration of Independence. It reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Let us pursue faith, hope, and love, which love is the greatest (1Corinthian 13:13).