2 Corinthians 4:8-10
We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.
Jesus gave us the blueprint for each of our lives. He showed us how to live and told us that we would have crosses to bear in this life. When you treat all people as equal…love all people regardless of their actions…and use your life to make the world a more compassionate and just place…you will be met with resistance from those who don’t believe as you do. We will meet with opposition. But if we react in love…while still standing for justice…we will be walking with Jesus. We will be living signs of Christ. We will be His hands and feet. And if metaphorically our hands and feet are also nailed to a cross…we will also experience resurrection and new life…in the present and in the age to come. How can you be a sign of Christ amidst your afflictions and persecutions?
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Have a blessed day!