We Cannot Grow in Love Without Loving Truth

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Malcolm XYou cannot reconcile with someone who has a foot on your neck.

An unarmed black man in handcuffs, pleading to breathe, killed by a white police officer as other officers remain silent and do nothing to intervene. Another terrible injustice in too long a series. Another sign of unhealed sicknesses in the soul of America (myself included).

Love is patient, yes.

Yet loving those who do wrong doesn’t mean ignoring injustice. Love does not minimize sin or evil. Love is not blind to cancers which have gone deep into the body politic. Love does not mean pretending that everything is okay. Because love without truth lies.

We cannot grow in love without loving truth. We dare not talk about reconciliation without repentance, without getting feet off necks.

2 responses

  1. Regelyn Edwards

    AMEN Chris! I appreciate those words. We are still using “MORE THAN EQUALS” as a primer for our Reconciliation outreach. It’s as relevant today as it was all those years ago. Love to have you speak to our group when we’re free to mingle . . . let me know.
    Reggie Edwards
    The Encouraging Place

  2. Darnell Barkman

    Thank you for writing Chris. I look forward to seeing what you are thinking every time.

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