I watched today while the largest Christian denomination elected their new leader, Pope Francis; and while many were excited not only for the Catholic faith, but many other Christian faiths and their leaders who joined in a prayer of celebration, I was shocked and disgusted at how quickly the negative and rude comments began to fly; especially on the Internet (Huffington Post especially)! The reality of something really slapped me in the face today and honestly it sickened my heart! The division of man is at a very dangerous level! DANGEROUS!
John 8:7 “So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone.”
Somehow and somewhere along the way, the division amongst man has spread into what seems an out-of-control epidemic that is slowly taking the morality of our culture to a disturbing place of hatred and separation that is totally unhealthy. We were not created to live in an environment of isolation yet with each passing day, the majority of people are, through their decisions and views, creating their own little solitary confinements. The judging of others, criticizing, accusations, finger pointing and down right hatred many show towards others is quite frankly unbelievable. It goes against everything the above scripture teaches. The question I have for everyone is when, or better yet, will we ever decide as a human race that our actions towards others matter and that we must begin to act now towards others with respect, compassion and love? “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34)
When I look around the world today, I see division between families, between marriages, between sexes, races, political parties, religions and faiths; the list goes on! Everyone is fighting over their point; their view; their feelings; their desires; what they want or think they are entitled to that no one stops to look at it from “the other person’s perspective”. We have no desire to “walk in the shoes” of others. We keep to ourselves and the problems of the world mean nothing to us until one day we wake up and it effects us personally! By then we have become so isolated there is no one there to console us; encourage us or help us in any way. We lived as though we needed no one and now we find ourselves not only isolated, but alone! But it was never meant to be that way. God created us to be one with others; our brothers and sisters in Christ! If He had not intended that to be the case, he would have never created Eve. There would have been no purpose if man were meant to live alone. Be we weren’t; as a matter of fact God created Eve from Adam; in other words we are one! Romans 12:5 “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
So my hopes are this article prompts some thinking; possibly some questions, but most importantly some conversation; some discussion; some synergy by which we can collectively begin to come up with some solutions and actions that can begin to reverse this epidemic of division and begin to bring people back together; lowering walls and boundaries; creating desire and compassion towards our fellow mankind and get back to providing what we all as human beings need and crave; love and acceptance.
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