Perhaps love doesn’t win with flags, pride, or court decision. So when does love really win? Love wins when I surrender to God’s love by laying down my desires and giving up my will.
I saw this kind of broken, humble love win as the Charleston families of Emanuel AME Church spoke supernatural words of love, forgiveness, and compassion to a man who didn’t just disagree with them, but who revealed real, raw hate by murdering their family members in a failed attempt to start a “race war” in the USA. Only the living God and His amazing grace can give people the miraculous ability to love like that.
–Just like the President sang; God’s grace “saved a wretch like me” and filled me with a deep hunger and thirst to live right, to surrender my wants and wishes to Him, and to daily follow and obey the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.
Western culture wants us to be driven and directed by our own desires!
–Christ calls us to be dominated by Divinity!
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” –Paul of Tarsus
Mercy, forgiveness, and grace have no meaning unless we are guilty of moral wrong. Good, morally right people, have no need of those things. As for me, I pray along with the ancient Orthodox monks who continually said: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.“