Hundreds of thousands of people are talking about a certain news story on Facebook today, including many brothers and sisters in Christ. They are talking about a headline that reads 'Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem'. All of the responses to this story on Facebook have left me scratching my head and wondering, "Do we know how to respectfully disagree with those we disagree with?" or "Do we know how to show love to those we disagree with?" In the posts/articles that I have seen brothers and sisters in Christ share, I have seen the burning of this man's jersey, attacks on the man's character, mocking the man because of his upbringing, and accusations of being "un-American" and even "disrespecting and hating our troops"...
Should a Christian be posting such things? Should they be showing their approval of these kind of hateful and disrespectful attitudes when they post articles and videos showing these things? I believe when Christians share these kind of posts, they are showing the world a few things:
I believe Romans 14 would demand these kind of responses instead of what we normally see among God's people. My prayer is that as you disagree with those who are inside or outside of the church, you will think about how you can respond in a way that best reflects the Gospel (Philippians 1:27) and shows light to this dark world (Philippians 2:15).
Grace and Peace,
12/3/2016 09:08:25 pm
According to the Ten Commandments created by God, we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves. What does it mean? It means that even our neighbors are doing stuffs you don't like or you disagree with, wr still have to understand them. Understanding means accepting the fact that even things gets hard, we should always trust our neighbor. Love is a broad discipline. It makes this world go around. Thank you for posting this. I had a lot of realizations after reading it.
5/20/2017 04:40:29 am
Each person makes his choice and decide what is acceptable for him or not. It is very difficult task to convince a person.
5/25/2017 01:14:28 pm
That was really inspiring! I would like to thank you for those overviews, which you've shared with us.
7/17/2017 02:19:47 am
An inspirational post. But it seems to me not much wrong to behave like this if a person does not feel any sympathy for you at least
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