Happy Monday to you!
We live in a world filled with natural wonders. Throughout the nations are amazing landscapes and breathtaking bodies of water. Indeed, it is a blessing to behold Earth’s beauty. Yet, the Earth is also full of atrocities. People slaughter each other mercilessly. Sorrow is normalized and apathy is rampant. This is not the will of God no matter what any person says. Violence and destruction grieve the heart of the Creator. He hears every cry and takes all injustice personally. In this post, I do not offer all of the available solutions to end violence or bring forth world peace. Rather, I lend my voice with others as a reminder.
We must teach our communities the value of each individual. We must endorse a yearning for peace and a devotion to love-based action. Simultaneously, we must abhor violence and denounce the destruction of human life. Certainly, love-based action requires rigorous and consistent training. As individuals, we must learn how to love God and how to love ourselves. Then, we must learn to love each other as ourselves. It’s a life-long effort. However, devoting ourselves(completely) to this effort leaves no room for devotion to hatred or violence.
For every person reading this post, this is a wake up call. Your thoughts, your words, your behavior should oppose violence. Understand your influence, your power, and your authority. For the glory of God and for the good of generations to come, respond to the call. Choose love.