The quotation cited above from the New Testament is one of the most beautiful statements of what real love is all about to be found anywhere. It's the heart and soul of Christianity and it sets an example for each of us to follow in our own lives. And as we all know, it's easy to apply those rules to those we are close to but love becomes a problem when we are asked to apply it to those who seemingly hate us or have done us wrong. Yet God expects us to labor on and follow His guidance in all that we do.
Now it doesn't mean we should push our way into the middle of a riot and tell those rioting that we love them. No, it means we need to try to deal with such issues in a way that can lead us to forgive them. Forgiveness, after all, is what the life and death of Christ was all about. He forgave us all for our sins upon His death on the Cross. All we have to do to make it real for us in our lives is to accept His forgiveness by following Him through faith.
The title of today's message was drawn from some of those troubled young people who are rioting in the street, throwing rocks and even a few Molotov cocktails while spouting hate and filth from their mouths. They have chosen to claim that they are peaceful when the pictures shown indicate just the opposite, particularly when we see some of them carrying signs stating love trumps hate. If they have love, they surely aren't showing it and instead of following paid instigators to do those things that mobs do, they need to look deeply within themselves and ask why do the have such hate for others.
The map shown depicts where the votes came from by candidate in Tuesday's election of a new President. Note that the overwhelming land mass of America voted for the Republican, Donald Trump, yet huge masses in large cities were the draw for the Democrat, Hillary Clinton. Our government was established as a democratic republic, not a pure democracy, to provide checks and balances for all Americans regardless of political belief. And that's why we have an electoral college, to balance the rights of all citizens while also allowing them to express their views through their votes. It explains why a massive vote plurality in a huge state like California is not allowed as the basis for tipping the scales of an election.
The Electoral College was designed to insure that all Americans, urban, rural and suburban across the fruited plain would get reasonable representation by their vote wherever they lived. The Founders, inspired by God, knew that a pure democracy would result in tyranny of the majority, something that was witnessed in the French Revolution which followed our turn of events. They also knew that the small states would never ratify the Constitution without something included to preclude such tyranny.
Sadly, most of our younger generations have no concept of the reasoning for our process since our schools no longer teach American government and history from a truthful perspective, opting for political correctness which avoids the truth. And this makes it easy to see why so many can be manipulated by propaganda organizers since they lack to basic knowledge to make sound decisions using their own faculties. Once the first rock is thrown, the mob takes on a life of its own.
So I would ask my Christian brothers and sisters to always follow truth and always endorse peaceful resolution in problem. And I would ask those who feel otherwise to realize that they have no right to harm others who have a right to their opinion and their vote. We were all made in the image of God; it is imperative that we try to live up to what that means. Take a little time to open your heart, search out the truth about why our Constitution was created the way it was and the foundation used as its source and just calm down. Don't allow those who would desire to destroy this country and the world to gain sway through their organizational tyranny. If you open yourself up to God and seek truth and love, the answer will be provided.
So go ahead and carry your signs saying that love trumps hate and feel free to protest calmly and legally. But realize that Mr. Trump has been duly elected in accordance with the most central guidance of our legal system, the Constitution of the United States and that decision will prevail. Also realize that those you oppose have accepted elections with consequences that they didn't approve of but they didn't riot and create pandemonium, chaos and damage and physical harm in the streets.
Try turning to God, if you do sincerely you will find an understanding that will get you through anything and you will be able to rid yourself of hate. God bless America and may God place His guiding hand on Donald Trump and all leaders in the greatest nation of all, the United States of America.