Hate is nothing new and really isn’t a little issue. It is bred in unforgiveness, prejudice, jealousy, and leads to one thing in particular…lack of value for human life or maybe lack of value for human life leads to hate. I believe this grieves the heart of God to the deepest of levels. God is love and He created us in His image, so we were made to love and care for one another. We can see the opposite of this at work in our world today, heck it has been at work since the beginning of time, after all Satan didn’t deceive Eve because he had her best interest in mind.
We have seen so much of hate in the news lately and I see this issue operating successfully each day in my line of work. In the fight against exploitation and trafficking I see human beings have a complete lack of value for their fellow humans. At the core of it is a complete lack of value for themselves, to allow their own bodies into these situations where they abuse the body of another either visually or physically.
The answer must be in the love of Christ. He, who laid down His own life and body for the lives of many to come because of love. Yet, can we love unconditionally when we don’t even realize our own value? Maybe. Maybe not. Change in the world does, however, begin at home and in ourselves. I pray that we realize our inherent value and worth…what the Creator of the world thinks of us and in turn we begin to realize what our fellow human beings are worth. I pray we begin to realize that God loves us unconditionally, without expectation and in turn we begin to love others unconditionally. What a slap in the face to the enemy of our souls if we live as we were meant to live, loving others. There is too much hate in the world, too much hate that people experience every day.
So please, never underestimate a little act of unconditional love…you may be giving someone a great thing that they have never experienced before. A little act of unconditional love is a greater blow to evil and hate than you may make think. A little love always outshines hate.