Let There Be Peace on Earth

Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. 
                                                              ~James Baldwin
 
If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath. It’s better to suffer for doing good, if that’s what God wants, than to be punished for doing bad. That’s what Christ did definitively: suffered because of others’ sins, the Righteous One for the unrighteous ones. He went through it all—was put to death and then made alive—to bring us to God.
                                                                  ~ 1 Peter 13:18
 
     I saw it on social media.  “Supporters of ______ not welcome in this loving home.”   How can you use not welcome and loving in the same sentence?
    My point is not about the candidate.  My point is that the person who posted it has a young son who already knows that his mom “pretty much gets what she wants,” and is paying attention.
     I saw so much re-posting of hateful statements that I just stopped looking.  If you re-post hate, it is just another way of spreading it.
     Today, spend some time telling someone what you like about them.  I was so happy to see that my publisher posted this
We need to uplift each other and choose love over hate.

Like this status and I’ll tell you something I really like about you. Then, if you want to, repost this on your wall so you can spread the love. Choose love 

I love this! We shouldn’t need a prompt for loving, but no matter, I’ll take this one!
    Today tell someone something you like about them.
 
 
Let There Be Peace On Earth – Voices Without Borders
     Because of Him,
      Linda
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