Friday, July 20, 2012
Whole lotta hatin'
Hi! It's been a while! Welcome!
It's funny how that word hate is thrown around almost as much as that word love is.
I have a lot to say about hate. Forgive the unusually long post, I won't make a habit of it... tune in tomorrow for regularly scheduled programming... lol... I will post on the cool gig last night!
It seems like hate has a new added meaning.
Hate now means to not agree with. So, whenever you disagree with someone, or what they do, you are a hater. Is it just me, or does it seem like our right to free speech is getting kicked out the window?
Not to be presumptuous, but when I was a kid, I disagreed with my mom and dad pretty constantly. You know how 15 year-old kids know everything. About everything. :P - and oddly enough, I never assumed my mom hated me because she and I didn't see eye to eye.
On another note... last night, there was an awful massacre in Aurora, CO. Inside a movie theatre, 20 people were killed, and 50 more were injured.
Senseless and tragic. I cannot even imagine the shock and numb grief of the families that got those house visits and calls last night. My heart goes out to those that are in such pain.
As I bounced around on Facebook today, I read a number of related posts from various sources.
Do you know what they ALL had in common?
Their responses were all the same. Shoot, maim, or torture the shooter.
Yes, he is a mess, clearly. Most likely demon possessed, insanely deceived and/or delusional.
Still...the only thing I can think of is... what would Jesus do?
He would do what we/I would consider the hardest thing. He would extend grace... forgiveness if the man repented. He would love the man. Not that the guy doesn't get consequences - that's not what I am saying... but you can't bring the dead back... but Jesus wouldn't hate... He never does... :)
Aren't you glad He doesn't? I am...
Hate is never the answer when Love asks a question...
God bless you today :) go and spread some LOVE! <3
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