Anyone who has read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time knows that I am different than many people.
In the past, I've been encouraged by some people and verbally attacked by others over special issues that I have concerns about. In fact, while some people have stood with me, others have defriended me.
Whatever the case, it's okay with me. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Including me.
In this case, once again, the problem arose because I posted about Islam.
This time, I didn't make any comments, though. Instead, I just shared an article someone else had posted.
Truly, I grow weary being attacked by people who consider themselves to be a friend to me. And, I feel rather sorrowful that not everyone sees the truth about what Islam represents. But, this just shows that much more needs to be done to educate others.
Now, I realize someone may take offense to what I just wrote. If so, there's nothing I can do about it.
Yes, I can be opinionated. And, some people don't like this. Others do.
As for me, well I believe that no matter what, we are to have unconditional love for others. Just as Jesus called for. Just as He commanded.
Unfortunately, there are some people who believe that by speaking up and speaking truth about issues, isn't loving.
I disagree. I believe this is truly loving my neighbour, as myself.
Would I want to be kept in the dark about some danger that could change my life? No. Absolutely, not!
If someone knew something that could affect my life in some drastic way, I would want to be told about it. And, if someone did tell me, I would feel the love they had towards me.
If they didn't tell me something important that could change my life, and I later found out they knew about it, how do you think I'd feel? If you said hurt and unloved, you'd be correct.
This is my main reason for speaking out on issues that affect our lives.
If you don't like it, or understand why I do this, it's okay. I will pray that God will take the blinders off your eyes, so you can see truth.
Of course, I would like to think that you'd have enough love of Christ in you, to love me unconditionally. Just as Jesus does. Just as you might think I should be of others. Just as I love others.
Yes, the truth is I am a loving person. I'm not hateful, nor am I vengeful. I am not biased, nor prejudiced. I have friends from almost every walk in life. And religion, too. Yes, even Islam.
However, this does not mean that I shouldn't love people, and speak truth. I'm glad I do love others. Unconditionally.
This topic brings to mind another Bible verse. Mark 12:30-31, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."
Yes, I believe that we must love our neighbour as ourself. How could we show the love of Christ in us, if we didn't do this?
Just something for you to ponder.
Until next time...
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