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Be the change you wish to see in the world. I've heard it mocked (because of its source) and I've heard it held up as profound --- and, especially after the events, here in the US as well as globally, over the past week or so, I'm settling more on the side of it being profound.
Imagine with me, if we would take the "golden rule" and instead of reversing it into a karmic warning about not behaving badly toward others, we would apply it literally. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That's a little different. That takes me from being a generally polite person who uses her turn signal, doesn't cut in lines, and has a reasonable idea of what she wants when it's her turn to order, to actually having to love others - even (and especially) when they're not being particularly lovable.
Because that's how I would like to be treated. On a selfish human level, I want to be loved no matter what. Even when I'm tired. discouraged. cranky. depressed. sick. unreasonable. I still want to be loved. And that's what Jesus does - how He captivated me to begin with. By loving me without cause. And then because in His infinite grace He loved me without asking for anything from me first, I couldn't help but love Him back.
And this is what He asks of me now: to love others as He has loved me. Without a desire for reward or return or commendation - just love. Even when that love is countered with selfishness and hatred and being taken advantage of - just love. Stand tall and bright, lit from within by a Love that cannot be quenched by all of the hatred the World throws at Him --- and in displaying the Better Way, you have become a redeeming step toward a return to His perfect Creation, the change that He wishes to see in a Fallen World.
How can you bring Love to a hate-filled world, right now, right where you are?