With all of the emotion surrounding the latest school schooling in Florida, it seems everyone has an opinion regarding gun control and mental health help. Some of the insults that have been hurled toward others with opposing views have been so rude that it is difficult to keep my mouth shut. As I look at social media posts, there are words I’d like to say, and find it difficult to simply scroll on, knowing that my words will not likely change someone else’s position on a matter.
It is difficult to remain silent.
To remain silent when being falsely accused is even more incredible, yet that is precisely what Jesus did.
In fact, He responded in love, saying, “forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.”
If it is difficult to remain silent when those around you are hurling insults, it is even more difficult to respond in love. In fact, I cannot do this on my own, but only though God working in me.
Lord, fill me with Your peace, that my responses would bring glory to Your name. Help me to love those who are hateful and hurtful.
In Your Holy Name,
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