Love not Hatred

Scripture reading

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

–Ephesians 5:1-2

Thought of the Day

It is pretty hard to watch the news and read the papers today and not get the feeling that there is a whole lot of hatred out there in the world around us. Too much hatred. I have a small poster in my office with the following quote from the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that. Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life. Love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illuminates it.”

We are called to live a life of love. Never forget it begins with you.

Prayer

Lord, Comfort those who need Your love the very most. Amen.

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