Love over hate - Simple but not easy.
Life on purpose looks like choosing love. It looks like surrounding yourself with a community who will help you, who will encourage you and love you. It ain't easy. The challenge is all too real. Walking in love is a decision we need to make over and over again. Every day we are faced with this question in some way, shape or form - Do I love or hate? aka gossip, judge, alienate, treat badly, etc. Both take effort and intention. Is love so difficult we are willing to let the toxicity of hate fill our souls? I pray not. I hope not. Not if Pure Grace can help it!
Most of our stuff is seemingly trivial compared to what Dr. King endured...
Each of us has a path and a purpose.
But God - he meets us where we are at. He heals the brokenhearted, He is our joy and strength, with and through Him all things are possible. He makes beauty from ashes.
He loved us first and in return it is our honor to love back. To Love Him and our neighbor.
Simple words, not always so easy to put in practice.
The following is my personal theme verse this year and I am being refined and tested every day to put it into practice. I don't always get it right. Sometimes I flat out know I'm blowing it and don't care. Until later when I'm apologizing to God. Asking for forgiveness I already know He has given. He's crazy like that, keeps loving us, keeps forgiving us.
Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).
-1 John 3:18 AMPC
Today may we choose love, peace, kindness and justice. May we be women and men of integrity who love and support one another as we change the world.
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