The U.S. presidential election has caused quite a stir in the American community and in the global community even. It seems that the world is undergoing some significant growing pains. I maintain the optimism that the political and social unrest we have been experiencing is a sign of growth and a push for justice.
It’s clear though that we have differing views on not only what the problem is, but what justice even is.
Many look around and see their discomfort and try to find who or what to blame. The solution is to figure out who’s who, who stands for what, punish the wrongdoers, separate into our respective camps and protect our way of life.
Many others look around and see the injustice in the world and seek to discover how this came to be—what systems are in place which tear at the fabric of humanity? The solution is to band together, regardless of who or where you are and to work together to right the wrongs, forgiving as we go, listening to each other’s pains and perspectives, learning from each other and growing together, growing into a unified, diverse community.
Both sides tend to back up their views with their respective religious beliefs (or non-religious beliefs), even those professing to know and follow the same God, the same Scriptures. Faith becomes another dividing point, another battle line.
I’m convinced love is our only hope. The only Source of true healing. The only transcendent Truth. God is Love. God is Jesus. Let us love as Jesus did.
Love in your family.
Love on your social media.
Love in your community.
Love your enemy.
Love the Creator who gave himself to humanity.