Morning: Psalm 26, 28; I Kings 8:65-9:9; James 2:14-26
Evening: Psalm 36, 39; Mark 14:66-72
Have you ever suffered for your convictions – or for your unbelief? What, do you think, inclines humans to persecute others who believe differently, or who doubt? Do beliefs that contradict ours frighten us so much that we need to eliminate them? – If not from the earth, then from our awareness? Being persecuted for your beliefs may teach you that you must not persecute others for theirs. Belief in love shows itself in love, not hatred. Now, to disagree respectfully … that’s sometimes just honest and necessary. Or sometimes, for the sake of love and respect, you should hold your tongue.