Awake to the “fake take” — we’ve all got truth and error

Ego often trips up love and shoves out kindness. It’s easy to allow the dictatorship of the mind and our pride, to bully us into suppressing the compassion of our heart.

Self-forgetfulness opens the door to pure joy. Self-focus entangles us in much misery. Humans have the capacity to see God’s beauty in every person’s heart, but our pride often overrides that capacity.

Fear, anger, and pride say, “Shut your heart down.” God says, “Keep it open.” Pride produces self-embellishment that shades truth with error galore.

Awake to the “fake” take. Every human believes both truth and error. We need to overcome the fake in us before we can in others.

Christians are called to speak truth in love. We’re not told to be hostile toward people because we fear their political views. Unfortunately, politics is often more about power than it is about truth and justice. The early Christians didn’t focus on politics, but rather on the invisible kingdom of God. Search: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.

The far left produced Communism; the far right, Naziism. Democracy tends to be centrist.

Christianity and sunshine are about so much more than politics. Both can transcend politics and stir the human heart with awe. I loved how in the Jesus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, radical hippies and conservative evangelicals came together to follow the living Jesus. If a political position is hindering your love for all people, run to the living Jesus and let Him fill your heart with love.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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