The Jesus Conversation
American politicians have done a bang-up job of dividing the church into its own separate "either/or" puppet factions instead of being a powerful "BOTH/AND" voice of the Lord. A prime example of REAL progress would be a united church which stands for the Sanctity of Human Life AND Justice for All. As long as we are fooled into believing that we must "choose a side", we will continue to represent a pathetic shell of who we truly are!
The system wants people to stereotype, label, marginalize, dehumanize, and demonize each other. It's a very effective way to divide, conquer, control and profit. Our Facebook news feeds are plagued with this deadly venom each and every day.
Meanwhile, Our Loving Father desires for us to interview (The Greek definition for "Intercede") Him on behalf of others, see them through His Eyes, pray properly, and LOVE them accordingly! This includes LOVING those who disagree with us and those who hate us. LOVING those who are blinded to HIS BEAUTY and THEIR OWN is Christianity 101!
2 Corinthians 5:16 (RSV) "From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer."
Please remember this when Facebook presents you with their favorite "TRIGGER" words today...to include the names of politicians and people groups whom you dislike...or have even "grown" to hate.