Let love win


Today, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal and must be recognized in all 50 states. Yeah, you probably already knew that ruling. This isn't a news post. It's not an ethical post. It's not even an opinion post. So, have you stopped reading yet …?

It is about my belief of a Christian response, regardless of one's opinion and conviction on gay marriage – or any topic for that matter.

#lovewins has been the trending hashtag all morning and it'll probably continue for a while. I know why – people are excited about their new privilege and it's a win of inclusion for that lifestyle.

We as Christians need to let love win in all occasions. How we speak to others about this ruling, what we post on social media, how we greet people in our neighborhood and how we meet people at our church all reflect on Christ. The only true reflection of Christ that humans can give is through love.

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11-12

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. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40

Let love win.
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