#lovewins…. Does it really?

LOVE WINSIs love winning?

Judging by Facebook alone the answer to my question would be no.
There are many who are busy making statements of hatred on both sides. This feels awfully ironic in the midst of the situation splattered with #lovewins.

If love is winning right now, it’s very hard to see.

In the political arena, there has been a battle, and, yes, one side has won.
This does not mean that love is winning. If love were winning people would be loving each other.

Those who are celebrating the Supreme Court decision could simply celebrate.
Those who disagree with the decision could simply be unhappy about it.
It is possible to do both of those things without throwing stones at each other.

2 ways love really wins:

1. We put our stones down.

Many that believe homosexuality is a sin are throwing stones at those who don’t.
Many that believe homosexuality isn’t a sin are throwing stones at those who do.

Both sides would benefit from a perspective shift. Try this on for size:

This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”–and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience for even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in and receive eternal life.
1 Timothy 1:15,16

Both sides, put your stones down because it isn’t about the other person’s sins. It is about the grace God gives. Realize your own need for grace, and live in that grace.

2. We love our neighbors as ourselves.

Extend the grace you have received to those around you. If you want to debate scripture, focus on what Jesus said was most important:

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22: 35-40

What?!?! Everything depends on love?!?!?!

Is love winning?

It should be.

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