Thought 9/8

I guess I’m just not sure how helpful it is to oversimplify conflict in conversations as “love” versus “hate. I see that as a common trend in people who have good wishes, and I can relate to a certain extent. But I also know that so many of us at any given moment are not able to recognize love from hate, often confuse one for another, and aren’t capable of discerning a difference without absolute steadfast love. Due to brokenness, we we the world in a spectrum of half-baked. Is the mark of a true Christian the ability to love unconditionally, or the ability to discern perfectly what constitutes love? I know for a fact that in my weakness, I do not always know the difference.

Yet I know that it has been mankind who rejected God, and God never stays mad at us forever. He always endures. He always forgives. Truly, even if we retain all of our individual differences and simply hope in him until the last day, his love will still work out perfect justice. As necessary as it is for all of us to try, salvation still doesn’t come from us humans. In our disobedience and in the doubt, the best we can do is to support one another, and try to remember that God will have ultimate sovereignty in his justice. If our vision remains impaired until he’s able to do that, it really won’t make that much of a difference.


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I am a teacher-to-be who loves people. I am not afraid of many things. I like to explain my thoughts logically on a very birds-eye view level--I was born thinking that way. I follow Jesus Christ, and I accept only that label to describe my identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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