Seeking to understand a perspective we don’t agree with takes effort.
Embracing someone who lives outside our comfort zone can be a chore.
Zipping our lips to listen to another requires humility and love.
But Jesus did it all the time when he was here.
He intentionally sought out those who didn’t agree with him.
He specifically embraced those living on the fringes of society.
He rejected the echo-chamber and reached out to those in need.
And he calls us to do the same.
To first love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind.
And then to resist our high horses and soap boxes and love our neighbors as ourselves.
That’s the kind of faith in action that will draw all men unto him.
Psalm 37:5-6 (NIV)
Matthew 7: 1-5 (NIV)
Matthew 22: 34-40 (NIV)
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