To Love Is to Fight.

I’m all for love and patience and understanding and compassion —

But there’s also a time to say enough is enough. There’s a time to vent, weep, scream, shake a fist, and to simply be mad. There’s a space when things aren’t okay and the injustice is still a fresh wound and no one is supposed to tell you how to feel. We need to grieve before jumping to commentary and those extra little points of debate and platforms and policy. We need to grasp the magnitude of what happened without rushing to a better place, so we can do the hard work of healing deeply, and to ensure that justice is not forfeited for the sake of politeness. Sometimes love has to be outraged, because it won’t sit down and take anymore of this. Sometimes love has to get up and fight.

— J.S.

One thought on “To Love Is to Fight.

  1. “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
    You’re right: we should be fighting against prejudice and injustice every day. As Paul says, “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty, to the pulling down of strongholds.” I believe do prayer and united actions of love can “pull down” these hateful attitudes and deeds.

    Problems seem to develop when Christians start “wrestling against flesh and blood.” This only adds to the polarization and hostility. So soon this slides into irate Christian speakers urging protests, which often generate violence. Then non-Christians are mocking us for being hateful ourselves and not like Christ.

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