As Powerful and Impactful as Empathy.
Our tastes, likes are influenced by our internal and external environments (credit: nogreasebarberschool.com)
It’s a world where many dress modestly, conversely it’s also a life filled with many (especially women) who dress provocatively. Now much as I like and idolize modesty and dislike nudity I don’t dislike the bearers, in other words I only disapprove of their lifestyle I don’t dislike the person leading the lifestyle.
You see tattoos on everyday people and you can’t help but hate such; you see tattoos on your favourite sports personalities and you see as arts, you see someone wearing dreadlocks and you say in your mind, “This one is permanently locked in hell ….”
Many of us need to do reappraisal, honest and detailed soul-searching because we’d actually derailed. And we are not conscious of the fact that we actually dislike (hate sometimes) those whose ideology, sexuality, lifestyles, beliefs we find daring and alarming, weird, maybe wild in some cases and we need to retrace our steps and even ask God for forgiveness.
A marijuana smoker you don’t know from Adam greets you and you responded with hiss and dust your clothes to send the smoke far away from you, is that love or hate?
To impact people from all walks of life, distance yourself from sentiments and judgements.
If God wants to punish you He’ll put you in a situation where you’ll need help and only him (the smoker) will be around and there and then you’ll know that God sees all as His children and because He loves all He desires good news for all.
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