Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Christian Conversations

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Galatians 5:14)

We live in a polarized world. People have opinions about everything. We judge people on where they get their news, which athletes they cheer for, and which products they buy. We accuse people of being fearful if they are wearing a mask. We accuse people of being calloused if they are not wearing a mask. Everything has become political, and we are not better off for it.

In a divided world, the focus of our conversations can easily become about winning. We demonize the other side. We think the worst of others. We set out to prove people wrong and ourselves right. We see this behavior all the time on social media, the news, and in our daily interactions. It is not righteous or good. We are not treating others as we would like to be treated.

The goal of Christian conversations should always be to love our neighbors. This is our first priority. We are not to look down upon others or treat them disrespectfully. We are to listen and understand. We are to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. We are to encourage and uplift and seek peace wherever we can. Winning an argument is not a victory. Loving our neighbor is a victory.

The church comes to the table of the Lord each Sunday. We are a gathered people that come with different backgrounds, beliefs, and opinions. We look different and we were raised differently. We do not unite around the table because we have the same politics. We unite around Christ. He is greater than anything that might divide us. He is greater than any differences we have. In a divided world, we must keep our eyes on Christ.

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