Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Power of Love Over Hate

Considering the notoriously offensive behavior of Westboro Baptist Church, I found this response to Westboro inspiring. Here's the story...
"The Westboro Baptist Church sent their forces to protest a Lorde concert in Kansas City, but opponents met them with a new tactic: killing them with kindness.

From the opposite side of the street, the rival protesters sent their condolences to the followers of Fred Phelps, the longtime pastor of the Church who died on Wednesday of natural causes.

Megan Coleman helped make the sign for the Friday night protest with the simple words: 'Sorry for your loss.'"

While you can read the rest of the story here, stop and ponder the power of love over hate.

Stop and ponder the example Jesus gave us.

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. He never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls.
—I Peter 2:21-25

Stop and ponder what living that example might look like for you today.

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