“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu
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1 John 4:8
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
You can pretty much cherry-pick the bible for verses to support any position or point of view.
The bible has many contradictory statements.
But in my opinion, the general arc and trajectory of its entirety, the Big Picture, is toward love.
Jesus overturns a couple of older bible verses in the Gospel of Matthew.
First he nullifies ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ (Matthew 5:38-39); then he states: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:43-44).
Jesus also said that if you knew him, then you would know God (Matthew 8:19).
So I think that I can safely say that God is a loving God.
As today’s scripture verse states: God is love.
So if you want to dwell on verses that make God into a nasty, vengeful ogre, that is your option.
I choose to side with Jesus.
If we all, in our own imperfect ways, chose to love, then perhaps those without love would come to know love and God.
The reverberations of such little acts of love just might turn into tidal waves.
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