“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” – Rick Warren
I just wanted to share that quote with you for this day. A lot of things are going on in the world revolving around different matters concerning equality and other issues today and I think it is important to remember compassion. I look on social media and see people arming up for whatever side of a battle they say they are on. I see a lot of christian’s putting their rainbow flags up and I see a lot of Christians posting all these defamatory posts up. It hurts my heart. Remember Compassion!
On another note today has been a rather uneventful day. I have however been reading up/ watching a movie about the Catholic Nun Therese (is she a saint? I do not know.) Nevertheless I do not need to be catholic to appreciate her example and I really enjoy her as a person as I learn more about her. I do also think that there are things of Catholicism that ought to be deeply considered when thinking about ones life. I think that this is the same with all things spiritual. You ought to contemplate and compare them to the word and pray and see if they fit within God’s plan. Whereas worshiping another deity clearly falls outside the lines of God’s plan there is a bounty of things to be learned in ways of devotion, prayer, and contemplation.
At the end of the line I found myself contemplating a phrase that I heard multiple times today in my readings and movies and that was “Bring me to my Lord and be quick about it for I cannot be without him another moment” Growing up and throughout my school years I understood the reverence part about Christ but I missed so much in the way of loving Christ and desiring his presence. The examples of other peoples lives who have simply loved Christ and desired to be with him always is greatly encouraging and it reminds me of the simple truths of this world. You cannot promise yourself life in the morning yet to die tonight is to hurry into the presence of your Lord and Savior but to live another day is full of sweet opportunities to usher others into the loving presence of Christ. “Just as the father has loved me, I have loved you; abide in my love.” – John 15:9 What a great privilege to share this love with other people of this world.
This Holy week may you reflect on the great love that Christ has for you. Such great love as to suffer and die on the cross for our sins. May you see ways in your life that you may share this great love with other people.
God Bless You This Week.