Persecution: Divine Love’s opportunity

The other day I heard someone remark, “I can’t share my most treasured thoughts with anyone. I am afraid of being misjudged, condemned, and persecuted.” It seemed to me that this person was basically asking, “How can I feel safe and at peace with my neighbors, friends, and family, when we have such different ways of looking at things?” 

Persecution and misjudgment were challenges Christ Jesus confronted often in his ministry, and he addressed them thoroughly and lovingly—not by appeasing others, but by looking beyond what was considered acceptable at the time and honoring only what he knew to be the eternal truth about God and man. He proved that the Christ—his spiritual identity as God’s Son, which enabled him to see and bring out the spiritual identity of others as God’s sons and daughters—is always at hand. Christ reveals the real, spiritual character of being, which God is always expressing in His creation. 

Jesus’ spiritual perception, and his living in accord with the reality of God’s ever-presence and all-power, enabled him to see beyond conflicting opinions, theories, or beliefs regarding man’s identity. 

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