Ever since Cain, one type of person looks at another and thinks, maybe that one is going to get what I need, let me kill him to save myself. What can overcome that fear? Only love. Which is not a vague feeling of benevolence towards the other group. Love requires interaction. Understanding. Living alongside. Sharing. Sacrificing for the other. Listening. Repenting. Love brings a change in perspective, from competition in a world of scarcity, to collaboration in a world where grace throws all bets off. Love means confidence that God has my back, that I don’t have to kill or threaten or dominate my neighbors to survive. Love celebrates the differences that make this world beautiful and interesting…
— Dr. Jennifer Myrhe

Psalm 37:1-11

Sunday, August 9, 2015