Love Is the Only Way
October 31, 2014
Key Verse: Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
We are God’s covenant community; we cannot afford to be judgmental, prejudiced, and bigoted. Do you realize that I call a white man my spiritual father? I am an African-American pastor and bishop, but a white man named Dr. Mark Hanby has been a true spiritual father to me and has often helped me in the ministry.
We all need to stop being judgmental. It is time to lay down our preconceived prejudices based on skin color, economic status, denominational background, education, and personal preferences. We need to acknowledge our debts to one another and rejoice in God’s ability to bring unity in the midst of diversity.
It is the way of Christ and His kingdom, and it is the only way
Holy Father, I repent for judging others on the basis of their differences from me or those within my circle of friends. You made every person, and You did it without apology to or consultation from any of us. By Your grace, I will embrace all men, women, and children as Your children. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.