June 1, 2017
Lord God, there were men stabbed to death in Portland because they were protecting Muslim women. There’s a young man who was stabbed to death because of the color of his skin in College Park, MD.
There was a man who killed his family members, including children and a police officer, in Mississippi and a comedian who thought it would be “funny” to hold up a fake bloody head, made to look like the President, and call it “art”. None of these horrific crimes are considered acts of terrorism. They are just regular people killing or being disrespectful to regular people. It’s enough to make people give up hope.
The divisions of our nation run deep. We are divided on economic lines, race, religion and faith. We are divided when it comes to guns, welfare, legalization of drugs and the use of legal drugs. There is little we agree on. It’s enough to make people ask, “where is the love?”
Lord, you said that the greatest of all things we could possess is love. You said love is patient, it’s kind and it’s believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. It is not arrogant, it does not boast and it is not rude.
We are supposed to love each other because you loved us first. We are supposed to love each other just as you loved us. You have commanded us to love one another. Father, if we loved each other, nothing would divide us.
Father, help me to love my neighbor as I love myself. Help me show your love to all mankind. Help me not to judge people without looking at them through the lens of love. Help me to become a part of the solution of bring people together. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
I Corinthians 13:4 – 7
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1 John 4:11
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