Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love
The North American church is struggling to choose love over hate.
We have discovered that we prefer anger and shouting instead of engaging in the hard work of love. In his Washington Post article titled Too Many Americans are Controversy Junkies
, David Von Drehle writes:
The oversupply of controversy is bottomless, because some human somewhere is always indulging in a thoughtless blurt, and social media seduces us to publish our blurts for the world to overhear.
Unfortunately, we in the church have also been seduced by the media to blurt. We blurt…