The world has long been a place that is filled with differing views and resulting disagreements. While we do not always have to agree with our neighbors, we are called to stand up for what is right and just. There are events in the news that remind us that hatred and evil are alive in this world. It is during these times, more than ever, that we need to stand as followers of God and be a light unto the world!
When we see injustice and hatred, we know these things are not from God. However, we cannot counteract hatred with more hatred. We are called to show God's love. Showing love does not mean we have to be weak or that we have to accept and condone any and all behaviors. Sometimes this love may be "tough love" that takes a stand in a way that sheds light on God's loving nature. What the world needs in times of darkness and hatred is a light that shines God's love. We need to be people of God that act in ways that allow others to see that God is love and hatred is not the answer!
Be what the world needs: A beacon of God's love that can overcome hatred!
Thank You for Your love that surrounds me. Help me to be a beacon of Your love every day, especially during times that seem dark and shrouded in evil. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.