Yup, you've read right. Love.
In such a politically tumultuous time, I feel like everyone could use a little extra love in this season. To my fellow Trump opposers, "We Gon' Be Alright." Continue to stand on what you believe and in WHOM you believe. Continue to engage, lovingly, with those whose political views differ and clash with your own.
Just in case a Trump supporter is reading this, I love you. I love you. I love. I disagree with you VEHEMENTLY and without the slightest hint of shame... that won't change. But guess what? I love you. I hope that in the sharing of my love, you too will love a love this country has never seen before.
I came across a beautifully written blog post by Seth Millstein entitled, "What To Tell People Who Say You Have to Accept Donald Trump's Presidency Now" and I would love for my readers to read it in it's entirety. For those of you running short on time, here are a few of my favorite quotes from the post.
"I accept that Trump is the president. But I condemn his unabashed bigotry, and his hateful comments about women, Muslims, Hispanics, and other marginalized groups. I condemn him for mocking Serge Kovaleski, and for welcoming white supremacists into his administration."
I... oppose Trump and his agenda — but I... accept the fact that Trump has completed the legal process necessary to serve as president of the United States.
"Lastly, while I accept Trump's presidency, he certainly doesn't represent me."
That's that. We have a 45th President of the United States and my love for all remains the same.
"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
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