Jesus Don’t Like UGLY

Good Evening, God!

Thank You!  Oprah summed up this hate laced political season in four little words.  Jesus don’t like ugly.  I watched her short statement 5 or six times and I believe with all my heart that it is a true statement!  She was referring to a racist robocall  (of which there have been too many) about Stacey Abrams who was running for governor of Georgia. But, it is true in every aspect of our lives.

I must confess . . . at first it did not occur to me that I might have some ugly in me.  But, it didn’t take long before I realized that hating the purveyors of hate . . . is ugly too.

Jesus clearly tells us to BLESS BLESS and do not curse.  And, when I make myself think and pray about it — it is clear.  Folks stirring up hate surely do need Your Blessing.

Golly, God!  Hate is on a continuum . . . and judging is on that continuum.  I’m not talking about making thoughtful decisions.  I’m talking about a knee jerk tendency to “judge and find wanting” that I have noticed in myself.  Hmm.  Judging and hating both keep us from hearing one another.  Hearing with respect.

It is coming to me, God, that hearing with respect is a pretty good definition of love.

 

Story teller,

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