Agreement is not a prerequisite needed in order to show kindness and respect.
Christian mission must… treat all human beings with dignity, equality and respect. When we look at any other person, we do not see the label but the image of God. We see someone created by God, addressed by God, accountable to God, loved by God, valued, and evaluated by God.
April 15, 2020
Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
January 26, 2020
If they make the choice to walk over me rather than walk with me, I’ll have to love them from afar.
The core belief that each person is beautifully unique and valuable, and that there are enough opportunities and resources in the world for every one of us to “happen”– as opposed to the lies that are not valuable and there is not enough for us all to flourish or succeed– leads us to commit to building relationships with high levels of encouragement, affirmation, generosity, and calls to excellence.
When we live in the love of God, we begin to pay attention to people the way God pays attention to us.
There is a fine line between being kind to a stranger and patronizing the same person .. and you both know it as soon as the words are out of your mouth. That line has a name, “Respect”.
The power of servanthood commands respect. It does not demand it.