Love is you need. All you need is love. Love, love, love.
Well it turns out, according to vast consensus, that there’s a better ideal. It’s hate.
Hate, unabashed, unembarrassed. The purer the better. To proudly hate is all the rage.
I have to turn away from my social media. The contempt, the revulsion, the hatred freely expressed toward one person is so great, it’s like a celebration of it.
Yet it’s not directed toward only one person. Everyone who ever supported, ever voted for, ever spoke a single sentence well of, all hated too. Proudly.
It’s the shiniest virtue signal. And it makes me despair. How can normal people, who think they are kind, just, fair, not see how ugly they’ve made themselves?
It gets so much worse. Believers in Jesus Christ not just comfortable, but rushing to be noticed, spewing hate. Forgetting this:
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.