No matter where you look these days, there are haters. Open the newspaper, turn on the news, scroll through Facebook. Just step outside. It’s the world we live in.
There are people that hate different skin colors. There are people that hate different religions. There are people that hate different sexual preferences. There are people that hate different nationalities. There are people that hate different political parties. There are people that hate different income levels. There are people that hate different sport’s teams. There are people that hate out of jealousy or bitterness. There are people that hate just because they are mean, cruel people. There are a myriad of reasons why people hate.
No matter how hard we try to love them or reform them, there are always going to be those that will never be happy, that choose to be unhappy, unless they are complaining, stirring up drama, fighting, destroying, hurting emotionally or physically, or just plain hating! 😦
Haters gonna hate!
Hate is contrary to the teachings of Jesus. He teaches us to love. God is love.
Let’s all stop sitting back and watching as all the haters hate. Let’s show them love. Let’s love and pray for our enemies. Let’s say No! to haters gonna hate. Let’s teach them instead, haters quit hating! Let’s show them how we can all love the person even though we may not necessarily love their behavior or choices, how we can all live together peacefully in this world despite our differences. Let’s offer forgiveness for their trespasses. Let’s show them God’s unconditional love through Christ’s gospel, and let them witness the joy it brings us.
Love can be just as contagious as hate. Both can spread like wildfire. Let’s ignite the flames of God’s love for all to see and help extinguish the flames of hatred. Together let’s declare, “Haters, quit hating!”
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7
Love and laughter,