Teach Love Not Hate

Romans 12:3, Mark 12:30-31
Recently, a friend posted an experience her daughter, who is in second grade, had gone through at school. A classmate told her daughter that “white people are better than brown people.”  My immediate reaction was anger, which quickly turned to sadness. The fact is, children are not born with this kind of hate inside them. They are taught this kind of hate and intolerance from the adults in their lives. We need to take opportunities like this to teach children and adults about love and acceptance of our differences. They need to know about Jesus and how he loved and accepted people. Jesus didn’t look at the color of a person’s skin, where they were from, what they did for a living or if their body and mind were in perfect health  to decide whether or not he loved them. His love and compassion was and is available to everyone. So my challenge to you, brothers and sisters in Christ, is to begin to change the hearts and minds of those who may or may not realize the hate they are spreading by teaching them about the true, pure and accepting love of Jesus Christ. It is only through Jesus’ love that we will begin to see the world change for the better.  God loves ya 😉  – Karen Chappell

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