News outlets across the US have been reporting an increase in hate crimes–hate crimes against the “other.”
I hate you because you’re different. You hate me because I’m different.
We cannot afford to let this display of hatred define us as a people. Rather, we should let love define us.
Love recognizes differences. It seeks to understand differences. It accepts differences. And it invites all these differences to have an equal seat at the table of togetherness.
We must replace all this display of hate with genuine displays of love across this nation of ours.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. –1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV