Loving Those We Are Told Not To

Today is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and my social media was flooded with memories. Some were remembering the lost, some the families who suffered, and some the men and women who continue to serve in our local fire and police departments. I have also seen a great deal of anger and even hatred. It has even become popular to hate.
 
We are told that we are to hate Al Qaeda for what they did on 9/11. We are told to hate ISIS for what they are doing to Jews, Christians, and other Muslims. We are told to hate those who lie to us, who cheat on us, and who harm us. We are told to hate our government and those who hold us back in some way. Democrats hate Republicans, and Republicans hate everyone else.
 
But we aren’t to conform to the pattern of this world. Read more…