This one is inspired by the recent gay equality graphic. It’s amazing how many groups of people are discriminated against. We are called to love, be gentle (Ephesians 4:2, 2 Timothy 2:24-26) and not judge each other (Romans 2:1, Luke 6:37). Everyone is equal. Love everyone; even if you don’t agree with their beliefs. Spread love! 🙂
love….TRULY, truly the key. We are to LOVE everybody! I’m with you, totally on board. I don’t have a tattoo yet but when I do get it….it will read “love one another” It’s that simple yet still people find it to be almost impossible at times. Love your doodles so much.
Yes God said to love. But I’m sorry to say, that these scripture verses are misused far too often. I’ve notice throughout my life, that contextomy of the scripture are used to fit what a person believes not what God actually said. Scripture is seldom used in its proper contexts. The Scripture is conveying (paraphrasing here), don’t judge others if you yourself have sin or imperfection in your life. Like if I we’re to say you shouldn’t be doing this or that it’s a sin, but I’m doing something just as bad or worse. He was teaching us to get our own lives straighten out before we can begin to try to help someone else. We tend to see the sin in others but not our selves. He also said to judge righteous judgment (John 7:24 (KJV) 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
You are right. This post is not to agree or disagree with a persons beliefs but to say it is wrong to mistreat and abuse a person because they do not share the same beliefs. The abuse often arises when people cast judgment upon others. Ultimately God has the final say in all matters. I don’t think I misused the scriptures. Most times it’s the ones with huge planks in their eyes trying to correct harshly and mistreat others.
I guess it is good that there is this authorative source of “scriptures” (be it Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Taoist, or what ever source) to tell us to love one another, just in case our parents and other people we come to contact with are somehow unable to teach us that simple and obvious evolutionary benefit.
Very true. Sadly a lot of us learn love from a source that is not in our family.