05 June 2017
Penny and Pound ~ Closing Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
I have never been one who likes Kool-aide. When it comes to politics, social issues, and faith I become more and more someone who cares more for thinking thing through than following along.
No one, including you and I Dear Reader is right about everything. My pursuit must be for truth with humility. I must listen with compassion to what others think. I must filter every position through the requirements of my faith to love and compassion. I must seek righteousness and holiness with every step.
When any side demands that we accept everything in order to “belong” I must question the validity of the motives. You do not have to believe everything I do for me to love and accept you. I am all in on wanting everyone to have love and value. I desire for every human to have the chance to live a rich and meaningful life.
I cannot accept that all beliefs or positions are acceptable. I do not, however, hate anyone just because I disagree. I am not allowed to accept everything. I am not allowed to hate anyone. These can live in harmony. It is my obligation to be in for a penny and a pound on my love for Jesus and following him. I am also required to be all in on my love for every human.
It may be the one place where I insist that we should all be all in. If everything we did was out of love for each other the world would be a much better place. It is in this truth that we could all agree even if it is just a philosophical starting place.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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