Headline: Synagogue shooting – Mosque Fire - Church Bombings!
Hate speech, hate driven politics, hate crimes !
It seems to me we as a society have degenerated from civility and respect to suspicion and distrust. How did we get here? I don't know!
What I do know is . . . IT HAS TO STOP! It has to stop with me . . . and you.
What I do know is all of us have to quote “be the change.” It must start with one kind word at a time, one polite act at a time, one person at a time.
Jesus of Nazareth said “but I chose you out of the world,” (St. John 15:19) It starts with those of us that have accepted these words out of the Bible. We must be the ones that speak up and speak out against hate talk and hateful violence.
We must be the first to speak up to say that IT IS NOT Christ like talk! Or that violent act is not acceptable by the Christian church!
The Christian/church is called through Grace, we are called out or lead to show Grace. The Church, not denomination is lead by Mercy so should we show mercy.
We are separated from these types of headline acts through forgiveness, let us speak truth of Gods Word to the hate and violence.
see John 17:14-16,20