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.

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of seven, 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-seven years. Blog: Laughter: Carbonated Grace

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 , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Amen and amen and amen. We have received a wake up call. No one can feel self righteous because we are all in this together. Humility is a tough pill to swallow, but that’s the only way we can heal as a country. It’s God’s way and somehow we will be guided, if we can but listen and learn.

  2. Reblogged this on Laughter: Carbonated Grace and commented:

    I will keep re-blogging this. I find that I need to reflect on it each morning when I read the papers or face book.

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