Dear Fellow Jesus Lovers.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?  And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?  Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”-Matthew 5:43-48

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Dear Fellow Jesus Lovers,

I do not think I have ever seen as much hatred on the Internet as I have today, November 9, 2016.

People calling others horrible things based on THE PERSON THE VOTED FOR. Saying that they hope they die, and they they’ll see them in hell someday. Burning the flag and saying that they are not proud to be Americans. Like, is this for real?

Let’s pull it in for a second here.  You may be rejoicing over the fact that Donald Trump is our future president. You may be feeling broken and fearful over it. But wherever you are remember this, it is not our job to: ridicule others, to gloat, to lash out, to be cruel.

It is our job to love others. When things are good and when they are bad, we are to love.

We cannot say we love all people and then turn around and hate people for who they believe is best fit to run our country. It does not make any sense. 

Friends, it is a crazy time and we MUST come together. We cannot continue to divide ourselves and say cruel things to each other based on how we chose to use our freedom of speech.  We cannot continue to say we are moving to Canada to get away from Trump and his “bigot, racist deplorables”. We cannot call ourselves Christian and say we hate anyone.

Love others who think the same as you. Love others who think differently than you.

We are called to love, so let’s head down that path together today.

We are not perfect and we are going to mess up (probably a lot) but we have got each other and Jesus to pick us back up again and remind us of where we are headed.

With Immense Love,

-Kristin-

 

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