Do not be afraid. Many times in scripture we are told to not be afraid. I sometimes wonder if what becomes “hate crimes” is out of a sense of fear. We have been assured of God‘s love and we can love others, all others. Offering God’s love to those who are different than us doesn’t mean we have to change our beliefs; it does mean that we can listen and treat each other with respect.
The Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan began at sundown yesterday. To appreciate the good in this observance does not mean you must become Muslim. It could mean that it might spark a flame of greater devotion in your own spiritual practices.
I pray that we will all let go of fear and violence and be open to the flow of God’s love in and through us to others. Please join me: