“If we claim to be in the light, yet hate others, we remain in the darkness even now.” ~1 John 2:9
“In time we hate that which we often fear.”
Fear laid the foundation. Fear and frustration that there was nothing we could do to stop the growing pandemic. Then in America, a hater arose, one man brutally, mercilessly kneeling on the neck of another until he died. Here, finally, was a lightning rod for our fear and frustration—here was an even older evil, one that we could fight! Many—rightly—turned to fight it, and many joined them.
But some began to fight hate with hate. Why? Because that’s hate’s oldest trick: convincing people a devil can cast out a devil (Matthew 12:26).
And now hatred is threatening to become our newest pandemic. But this one we can stop. And we must. Why? Because hate cannot cast out hate, just as COVID 19 cannot cast out itself. What can?
The only permanent cure for viruses is herd immunity, surrounding…
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