If I Have Not Love…I Am Nothing!

Pictures are worth a thousand words.  Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t said that mean more than the things that are.

This picture was in the midst of an article that my wife left up on my computer entitled, The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011.  Most of them were of devastation left by some natural disaster or war.  But this picture stuck out to me.  At first glance it’s a cool photo of people protecting others.  That in and of itself is worth the picture in light of our war-torn world.  However, when you realize it’s a bunch of Christians protecting Muslims while they pray in Cairo, Egypt, it takes on a whole new meaning.

Is it any wonder why so many people hate Christians?  What would happen if the news headlines were of Christians standing up in love, protecting a soldier’s funeral or a production of The Laramie Project?  The picture of Egyptian Christians speaks volumes of the love of Jesus.  We may not always agree, but we can love.

If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:2.

I want to end this blog with asking for forgiveness from the LGBT community for all the times we as Christians have made fun of or demeaned someone because of their sexuality.  Forgive us as Christians for all the hate we have spewed on countless people in the LGBT community and for not loving as Jesus loved, for not inviting you into our homes, for not helping in times of crisis, for celebrating deaths instead of mourning them, and for thanking God for Aids.  I’m so sorry.  Please forgive us.

~Josh Lechlitner


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