by Chantel Poisel, Communications Coordinator, Sidewalk Advocates for Life
Verse: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” – Romans 12:9 (NIV)
Reflection: Most of us agree that abortion is evil. It is the taking of a human life made in the image and likeness of God. We are justified in hating abortion, as we are to hate what is evil.
Let’s not overlook the second part of this verse, however, or confuse hating evil for hating people. The Lord created each and every person in His image and likeness which is to say we are inherently precious to Him and valuable. He desires a personal relationship with all of us.
We are called to cling to what is good. What could be greater than love?
Faith Challenge: This month, I want to challenge each of us to not only cling to love, but to sincerely put that love into action.
The next time you are having a conversation about abortion, try sharing from a position of love instead of anger. When speaking to a woman considering abortion, sincerely love her as Christ loves her. Offer her a blessing bag as a token of love and hope. When speaking with abortion workers feeling trapped in the abortion industry, show them love and share news of abortionworker.com.
Pray that the Lord softens our own hearts so we can put His love in action in order totruly reach others.