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Not everyone will like you…that is why it is important to love them

I posted a video on Saturday about the origins of my hope…while I mentioned both political parties in the video, there was nothing that I would have considered controversial.  Hold on…wait…maybe there was something that could have triggered an inflammatory response…

I was surprised by the haste by which the email came…I was also surprised by the fact that this came from a young man outside of the US.  While this site has been viewed by people in more than 20 countries, I assume that given the number of people in those countries, someone is bound to click on my link at some point.  I was surprised by the hate that came from someone that does not know me, based on the origin of my hope and peace in a physical life that seems broken.    

In the first paragraph, I forgot to include the entire video was based on my faith in Christ…As we move through this world, people are afraid of, and even sometimes hate the things that they don’t understand.  God’s Grace, Mercy, and Love do not make sense from a societal standpoint.  I have found that people tend to have two distinct reactions to my answer to the question regarding my happiness and joy.  Most of the time it is one of understanding, as I live in an area of the United States that is not by majority outwardly hostile to Christian principles and ideals.  If it is not this first reaction, it is almost always the exact opposite.  I have not had many indifferent reactions, and I have become more hopeful for the hostile alternative.  This reaction is one that I believe has the potential for an opportunity to make a difference through love. Hope and joy are replaced by desperation in times of trial, unless there is a viable alternative.  While people may appear angered by hope and joy in times of trial, they also begin searching their own minds to make sense of what they are seeing or hearing.  The appearance of love during their hostility further causes them to question…

Always be prepared…I have learned that these opportunities come out of nowhere.  There will most definitely not be an opportunity to research an answer to their question,

1 Peter 3:15New International Version (NIV)

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

   

     

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