In times and seasons when there is significant news breaking, or we feel like we’re in a constant news cycle, we can quickly forget that we belong to one another. By now, you are likely aware of the news that broke last night, regarding Roe v Wade, and that it soon will be coming back to the Supreme Court in a significant way.
Already, within hours (and understandably) I have seen social media posts, and multiple news stories. Many of those posts I have read, in part from people I know well, have been incredibly attacking of others who hold a different perspective and conviction. This post today, is not designed for people to weigh in on their perspective on Roe v Wade. Those conversations will be hard, necessary, and will unfold in households and places of gathering all over the globe.
However, we are going to go through another significant moment in US history, and that will come with around the clock news and social media stories.
My encouragement: Don’t forget we belong to one another. As you engage this moment, and others that matter, it can be so easy to stop loving neighbor. One of the reasons we forget to love neighbor is because we forget that ALL people are our neighbors.
I personally believe we can hold different convictions, and still love one another, like we belong to each other. I confess, that is not always easy work and can be hard to practice. Love does find a way.
So remember, as your phone pings with alerts, you read social media posts, and get vacuumed into your news media outlet of choice, we are followers of Christ. We need to see ALL the people. We will never look into the eyes of someone that is not made in the image of God.
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25