Oh! to believe that

Wednesday May 13th, 1 John 4: 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. O that we believed this and acted upon it. I get a kick out of the literalists who want to quote chapter and verse to support hatred in God’s name. I also get a kick out of Coffin’s comment in “letters to a young doubter” where he recalls asking the head of a “Jesus” group on campus how their prayer list differed from their shit list. All too often that is the case. We are not called to judge, we are called to love. Judging is easy, judging is fun, judging is empowering, but alas, judging is God’s, and God already answered that question by sending Jesus. Name someone who doesn’t love. Those terrorists…. They most likely have families they love, so do most of the others we might be brave enough to mention. I have met a few who don’t love, they do exist. Bottom line, God loves them and they just haven’t figured it out yet. In the end, all will succumb to the love of God and end up in the sweet bye and bye. It is God’s providence to accomplish such. In the mean time, and I do mean “mean” time, we all have to face the fact that the biggest obstacle to God’s love is you and I.


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