A lack of love. We have no clue how to love one another. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We don’t empathize with one another because we are scared it will leave us unguarded. We are acting in fear. My life was changed by the love of Jesus Christ. If you look around today at the world, it’s clear that we are messed up. Every one of us have sinned. The beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ is he died for all of our sins, not because he had to but out of LOVE! What is love? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says,
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.
I propose that we follow in the footsteps of Jesus and do the same for one another. If we viewed each other in love as image bearers of God, stereotypes would disappear, hearts would be mended, oppression would cease. We would literally start a revolution. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve failed miserably and often in this area but I’m willing to change today. Will you join me?
Derek Minor formerly known as “PRO” is a popular Christian rapper and co-owner of Reflection Music Group. Stay connected with him via Instagram & Twitter @ thederekminor and Facebook: facebook/thederekminor
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