How will others know who you are and whose you are?
Will you be known by your acceptance of the negativity being propagated in the public sphere?
Will you be known for caving into the divisiveness being promulgated by the very loud voices in our midst?
Or conversely, will others know you by the light which you carry and your life-giving words?
Will the people who know you best point to your readiness to silence hate with gestures of kindness and good?
We get to choose whether we are willing to love when it’s hard to love.
The choice is ours to love even when it simply does not make sense.
This kind of love sets you apart, because it can transform the hardest hearts and heal the deepest wounds.
By this kind of love, others will know that you belong to the family of God.
“…Love one another…By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)