I don’t agree much (hardly) with any of President Obama’s beliefs. I am grieved over many of his decisions. You could say I am about as opposite of Nancy Pelosi as they come. And, you could say that I do not like seeing religious freedoms under attack and abused by those in power, such as some recent events the past couple years. Believe it or not, I would not wish abortion, or any form of it, on any of these individuals. In fact, if I could, I would love to treat Annise Parker to coffee, sit, and spend time in a pleasant conversation if she were to have it. Those who know me certainly know I would. It doesn’t matter what our differences of beliefs are, and the fact she attacked pastors and religious freedom -- she has value. I don’t believe God called us to only love those who are walking closely beside Him.
I challenge pro-lifers to be pro-life to people who do not share the same beliefs by emanating true recognition that they too have value. Despite the root cause that fuels individuals to take part in a diluted belief, we need to quit devaluing who they are as a human. So, give value to who they are as a person.
I challenge Christians to reflect upon the verse in the Bible where Jesus turns to Peter and says, “'Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My sheep.’” (NKJV, John 21:17b).
How important was this to Jesus? He asked Peter three times!
So, in context and relevantly applying this meaning to your life, this is the question:
Are you feeding His flock, or are you just telling them what to eat and throwing food at their faces? Or are you being hospitable and nourishing? Reaching out and showing love, does not mean compromising beliefs; it’s strengthening your beliefs, showing people they are of worth, while walking in integrity.
If you feel convicted in how you’ve treated others, I challenge you to apologize. People don’t do that enough.
If you feel guilty that you didn’t do anything when you felt you should have, I challenge you to reach out, and love them through trials and mistakes. There are many trials and anguish in other people's lives we do not see.
Society struggles with recognizing the value of unborn and newborn children. The issue of not seeing worth and value in human beings is something we all need to work on by actively changing culture in how we express worth to one another.
THIS is where the pro-life message starts. THIS is an important area it must be maintained.