Unite in the name of Jesus.
Unite under the banner of grace.
Unite to find common ground and discuss rather than fight.
Discuss truth and controversy and drama.
Without discussion there can never be unity.
Without a desire for unity there can never be a loving discussion.
If I disagree with you, you disagree with me.
We are allowed to disagree.
We can still love each other.
We can still treat one another with dignity and respect.
“By this the world will know you are My disciples.”
But it isn’t just for believers.
We are allowed to have civilized conversations with those who fundamentally disagree with everything we would die for.
In fact it’s necessary.
If we can’t talk to each other, then we simply make up lies about the “other.”
Suddenly there is no common ground.
Suddenly we cannot relate to one another.
Rather than a potential friend who disagrees with you, you have an enemy.
All because you don’t know it’s OK to talk and to disagree.
Ask someone why they believe differently than you.
Listen to them.
Then be honest and kind and loving when they ask you why.
“The only arsenal is the love of God.” – Jim Daly
STOP. This week’s Five Minute Friday post is in response to the prompt UNITE
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