This current election cycle is focusing on one of the candidate’s religion. Is it Christian or not? It infuriates me, because God is all powerful and could have made us all alike in every way. Instead God has chosen to make each of us unique. I am not sure why we have so many organized religions in the world. I don’t see any leader of the organized religions with a red phone direct to God, Allah or their name for the highest being. It is not for me to understand, I have faith in God’s master plan. I do know that God has directed us to love our neighbors. Not, be tolerant of others. Not, be understanding of others. Not, accepting of others. But repeatedly the Bible tells us to love.
Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
What a challenge! I am not sure, but I suspect other organized religion’s holy documents have a similar sayings. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we all sought to love one another. I know that I do not always do well loving others, but the above verse serves to remind me to continue in that quest and we are all neighbors.