If human lives don’t matter . . .

If human lives don’t matter, nothing matters and life is meaningless. The human race does indeed matter — people of every shade of skin, from the womb to the tomb. If all lives matter to you, then the pain blacks are expressing would be heard with compassion, instead of rejected with anger and pride.

If you’re unable to see beauty in every person’s face, you’re overlooking the image of God within them. God created you in His holy image, but temptation tries to corrupt your image into ungodliness.

If you’re looking for conflict, you’ll find it. If you’re searching for ways to be kind, you’ll discover them.

When we don’t understand people, we tend to think that something’s wrong with them, instead of that something’s wrong with us. However, if your life experience matched the person you disagree with, there’s a good chance you would agree with them.

Much pain is caused because people easily trust their feelings, but are often reluctant to trust their conscience. Conscience matters.

Changing the focus on a camera alters how things appear. So does changing the focus of your heart. Let Jesus give you His focus.

Church too often causes complacency, instead of prompting people to passionately pursue the living Jesus Christ. The self-pity pit is painful, but begin to focus on the risen Jesus, and He will pull you out!

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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