What side are you on?
It’s a question that was lobbed at me by an acquaintance who wanted to know what political party I supported. He held some strong opinions about who was right and who was wrong in Washington D.C., and he was trying to determine whether I was on the right side or the wrong side—at least from his point of view!
I did not bite the bait!
I learned long ago that there is only one side to take when it comes to working with my neighbor who may have a different opinion than me. It’s God’s side!
God is Love.
Love does not take political sides. Love blesses everyone.
Love does not see evil in another. Love looks for the good.
Love is merciful, kind, compassionate, thoughtful, considerate and respectful.
Love does not overlook injustice but inspires thought with higher perspective to dissolve the evil.
Love is inclusive.
Love erases dividing lines.
Love brings out the good for all to celebrate.
Love inspires gratitude.
More than anything, Love creates opportunities for people of differing opinions to work together as one for the greater good.
Love is always the best side to take.
If you’re ever taunted into “taking sides,” be sure to side with Love. It’s when everyone comes out a winner.