“For Jesus there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, and no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.” – Henri Nouwen
What if this quote formed a crucial part of our everyday agenda?
What if we moved away from trying to 'conquer' others with our theology or dogma and just loved them?
What if I stopped trying to impose my ideology on you and loved you instead?
What if I humbled myself and loved you for who you are?
Would this make a difference in our world? I believe it would!
What do you think? Am I being too idealistic or naive? Would love to hear your thoughts...
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." - Matthew 5:43-48
Living in Grace