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The Marathon of Love

via Daily Prompt: Marathon



If you did not know, today is Martin Luther King Day. In our world, love is not a quick jog but a marathon. Till God decides to take His children home, it is a marathon to love your brother or sister who is different from you. We live in the same world and we need to love. So here are some of encouragement for this marathon of love from Dr. King and the King of Kings:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.-Mark 12:31

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.-1 Peter 3:8
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. 
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.-1 Corinthians 10:24

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.-Philippians 2:3
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.-Hebrew 13:1-2

The time is always right to do what is right.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.-Galatians 6:2

Love one another, friends.
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Will You Stand for Me?

You say you love me, will you stand for me?

Will you stand for my black life when I am racially profiled, stereotyped, and mistreated ?

You believe in the sanctity of an unborn child, but will you stand for the orphans whose parents are  being deported?

You believe in traditional marriage but will you stand for the homosexual who is hungry, sick, and tired of being bullied?

You believe in loving your neighbor but will you stand for your neighbor who is Muslim when their property is vandalized?

You believe that God created woman from man in God’s image but will you stand for a woman who is assaulted and violated?

You believe in grace and forgiveness but do you truly forgive your brothers and sisters?

He said if you love me, feed my sheep, will you?

Will you stand for Me?




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My Lenses on Life

Hello Friends,

This is a new segment of my blog. The world through my lenses is a different place. Experiences define how I see the world. Additionally, I am in law school so I see the legal worldview in various cases.  The biggest worldview I draw my beliefs from is Jesus Christ and His Law. This is not pushing a political agenda on everyone but I am giving you my worldview through a Biblical lens.

My worldview topic today is discrimination in minority communities. The Bible says that God made man in His image (Genesis 1:26). There is no part in the Bible where a race is more purer or flawless than the other. God says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).

Because of the fall of Adam, we, as the HUMAN RACE, fall short everyday. No one is perfect but most people try to live good, decent lives and keep moving forward. But that is not always the case…Some people discriminate and punish others who are just trying to live.

It seems like our society is “comfortable” with racial profiling and killing unarmed minorities, for whatever reason. I understand that police officers have a duty to serve and protect. I also know that not all police officers are bad cops but there is a problem when minorities get shot and killed (even though they were peaceful) from certain police officers just because they look suspicious. A current event of what I stated was  Terence Crutcher, a person complying with officers but he looked like a “bad dude.” What do you mean by that? He was father driving home from night school.

When I see stories like this, I get afraid and scared for my father and brother. They are the sweetest and calmest people you would ever meet. But the word, father, brother, person, does not matter when your skin is dark. I am afraid for them in the sense that a police officer or any person would say “he looks funny,” “he looks like a bad dude,” “he looks suspicious” may mean a shot in the back. 

PEOPLE!!!! We need to see our men, no matter what color they are, as father, sons, nephews, uncles, veterans, law-abiding citizens, students, etc. As a Christian and a person, I see people AS PEOPLE. There are good ones and bad ones. This “trend” hurts. It hurts my community. It hurts my family. Whether you deny it or not, it affects people you know and love.

Church people, WE NEED TO STAND FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. Injustice against one person affects us all. If we want the world to love and follow Jesus, we need to stand up for believers and people who are unjustly mistreated, not just the unborn babies. 

You cannot turn a blind eye away from this growing issue. The bad police officers who take the life of innocent people SHOULD BE PUNISHED. The system needs to reform and hold the people who are supposed to protect us accountable. 

People, we cannot keep hating one another as if God made a mistake creating someone different than you. You and your works are filthy rags. You need a Savior just like me. Jesus  did not come for the white people or the American people. Jesus came to the whole World. He breathed existence to everything we have today. We need to love and see people as God’s Creation. We need to judge by character, not by skin color. 

I will end with this Scripture:

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.-Genesis 1:26-31