This is a recent blog post from our Children’s Pastor – Theresa Noel. I feel it is worth reblogging – especially with all the social media chatter about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. Be looking for a new post from me soon about our new sermon series – My Crazy Family.
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” ~ John 13:34-35 NLT
It’s crazy to me the amount of intense anger and hatred that is spewed out all over facebook every day by people calling themselves followers of Jesus. Sometimes I agree with the idea behind their posts, but not the way they express their viewpoint. Unfortunately, the words most often chosen to express the sentiment are so mean and cutting, any hope of a real conversation is killed by the painful blow dealt by those awful words. The blow is, of course, met with an adversarial attack. Instead of a meaningful conversation where two sides meet to seek understanding, a war is born where these new enemies lose any…
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