Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.
I have had enough.
Our world is getting darker and uglier with every passing day. People have gotten so divisive that they think that it’s okay to insult one another’s intelligence and character over virtually any difference of opinion. We call this demonizing. Demon-izing. Making one another out to be *demons*.
We use ugly speech, we wear ugly clothes. We think ugly thoughts, we watch ugly television. We are rude, we are thoughtless, we are inconsiderate. We take no thought whatsoever about how our actions, words or dress affect anyone other than ourselves. It’s called being selfish.
It’s time to fight back.
- I propose that we strive for radical godliness of character.
- I propose that every one of us strive to look appropriate and visually pleasing when we walk out the door.
- I propose that we take, very seriously, our ambassadorship as children of the King.
Kindness. Gentleness. Goodness. Truth. Love. Charity. Friendship. Obedience. Fidelity. Loveliness. Peace. Justice. Honor.
We can’t control what other people do, we can’t control what other people say. What we can do is obey our God – radically. Radical obedience, radical unselfishness, radical kindness. Speaking words of grace, seasoned with salt.
We cannot always affect the outcome, but we can always stand tall, knowing that we have done what is right.