Losing, Letting Go, and Loving
As Christians, because of Jesus, we know that God loves everyone: Jew and Gentile, Christian and non-Christian, the conqueror and the conquered, the faithful spouse and the adulterer, the honest politician and the crooked tax collector, the socially acceptable and the outcast leper, even those controlled by the demons of fear and hate.
We need to remind ourselves that Jesus came down hardest on those that thought that they, themselves, were the righteous ones. Why? Why did he do that? Because every single one of us falls short of the glory of God. And the glory of God is unconditional Love.
We live in anxious times when many feel invisible and powerless. And anger is more bearable than fear. But faith in the Love of God for ALL of us, not in self-righteousness, is the only way the kingdom of God will ever come on earth. It began with God. It was fleshed out in Jesus. It’s up to us now.
Posted on November 12, 2016, in B4Peace, faith, fear, fear for the future, hope, Jesus, Judging, Love, Political, relationships, Revolution American Style, spiritual growth, Suffering and tagged demons of fear and anger, faith and hope, fear and anger, glory of God is unconditional Love, grace in defeat, grieve and let go, Jesus and forgiveness, loving trumps winning, political defeat, self-righteousness, the pain of feeling powerless. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.