As we enter Pride Month, it’s all too obvious, at least to me, that there are those who are unaccepting, intolerant of others. There are those who seek to spread untruths about those they consider “different”. Yet aren’t we ALL God’s children? Aren’t we ALL deserving of God’s love? Even as Jesus accepted all, even sought out sinners, who are we to say others are not worthy of God’s Love and Grace given to us through Jesus?
I struggle with what should I do, what should I say? You too may struggle with this.
I believe some suggestions are found in 1 Thessalonians 5:15-22:
15See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
17pray without ceasing,
18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19Do not quench the Spirit.
20Do not despise the words of prophets,
21but test everything; hold fast to what is good;
22abstain from every form of evil.