A year ago you wrote these words.
They were amazing.
Time to write again.
You have 7 words.
You must use all seven.
You cannot use 6.
You cannot use 8.
You must use 7.
Describe what you feel when you see the picture above picture.
Love, grace, and compassion defeat all hate.
Love is love when you shouldn’t love.
This one is legit!!
I love this one…. can I quote you?
People are still people, no matter what
Black, white, we all bleed the same.
Love this one
Hurt in hate, healed with love. HOPE!
Let’s pretend we’re trying to save him!
That which is rejected can save you.
what would he think if he knew?
Listen and Obey
See and react
I don’t care if he hates us.
Now I wish I’d supported their education.
The kingdom of God is here. REJOICE!
Satan would let them let you die.
Somewhere, a critic is pointing out faults.
People who think bigger than they are.
(This is the tagline for the ad campaign of which this photo was a part)
(And just to clarify, I still find the image very moving and provocative…I have to believe that somewhere, a racist has been saved by someone who was of the race the racist condemned)
Love is ALWAYS more powerful than hate.
And God said, “I see my fingerprints.”
What if the circumstances were reversed somehow.
Compassion, purpose, and kindness sees past hate.
Hate can never conquer conviction or love
“…who dares to call Himself a man”
a portion of the last stanza of a very powerful poem by e.e. cummings “Jehovah Buried, Satan Dead” please read it…especially the last stanza…before you comment on the “Jehovah Buried” part.
Finally, a chance to prove our worth!
To love means saving our enemies too.
for the faint of heart”
love this one….
The love of Jesus in here, now.
Grace and Love see past it all.
The Sermon on the Mount in action.
Seriously, I am preaching the sermon on the mount this Sunday and I’m stealing this as my closing illustration. It is amazing.
My second thought about this picture is:
“I am at once convicted and inspired.”
Go beyond the hate, let love prevail.
Can’t remember where I read this…
“Grace makes beauty out of ugly things”
A man’s story of a Divine appointment.
Father forgive me, for I have sinned.
A life is a life, save it.
At this moment doctors saw large pterodactyls.
If only this moment would change him.
Who let the pizza delivery guy in?
True love keeps no record of wrongs.
Here are two:
1.) It doesn’t matter what color you are.
2.)As long as your blood was red.
(from “The Blood Song” by Kirk Franklin)
Being pulled into the light always hurts.
living LOVE conquers dead hate every time
we’ll give you better than we got.
I want these doctors if I’m hurt.
It’s our time to love our enemies.
There are two different kinds of colorblind.
Indeed, God has a sense of humor.
“PERFECT love has no room for fear…”
~1 John 4:18
He’s probably criticizing *how* they’re saving him.
Grace is most amazing when most unexpected.
DO RIGHT…no matter what…do right!!
Love–or duty?–triumphs over immense hatred.
The broken hearts are the strongest healers
Love this one.
pain, anger, hope, despair, strength, life, death,
Love your enemy even when it SUX
It’s a really great scene from E.R.
I hope he learns the right lesson.
They are proving that he is wrong.
Love your enemies. That’s what Jesus does.
Five people living Jesus better than me.
yes yes yes
There’s more than one kind of healing.
living forgiveness rather than just saying it…
these are the acts that silence hate.
when hate lies dead on life’s table
Between stimulus and response is a belief.
Saving grace is love being unconditional NOW!
Saving a life knows no skin color.
we don’t see color. we see life.
And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think?
where’s Alanis Morrisette when you need her
1) Trained professionals delivering humanity to a monster.
2) Doctors.An idiot.Blood.Fear.Total irony.
I love number one
Why should I try to save him?
Forgiveness and mercy put to the test.
Love wins over hate every single time
sorry dude but we’re out of scrubs
Hate has no room to hide here.
Even when they wouldn’t do the same.
Love is evident when lambs save lions.
Thank you =]
“…But the greatest of these is love”
I Cor 13:13
The Hippocratic oath is colorblind to hate
Love covers over a multitude of sins
“these three remain: faith, hope and love.”
OK, that was good.
Let’s sew his leg onto his head!!
Where, oh death, is your victory now?
Please help. We’re overwhelmed. Anything would help.
This is the legit one.
I have to save him, but whhhhyyyy!
Remember, you do it for tomorrow’s world.
Forgiveness is not for the OTHER person.
A soul is not black or white.
Emergency creates tension. What u gonna do?
Crap. We can’t kill the white guy.
love will cover a multitude of sins
In the end, what’s left of us?
Christs love Working in us, despite us…
Healing occurs despite blind prejudice and hate,
Love never keeps any record of wrongs
what if he’s four hundred ninety one?
(in reference to a step beyond 70 x 7)
(also the title of my next book: ’491 — when seventy times seven isn’t enough’)
Proud that I have black two sons.
Proud that I have two black sons
Trusting others is sometimes not a choice
those he hated saved him from dying
Grace is free, but it ain’t cheap.
…doing this, you will heap burning coals…
Responding to hate with hate causes death.
They acted better than I would have.
Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love
Grace will save even the strongest intolerance.
But I tell you: Love your enemies
…and pray for those who persecute you.
when our boundaries are ignored there’s hope.
“grace is not fair, it should be”
Never pass on any opportunity to love.
Eyes see colour, God’s heart sees need
Overcoming other’s ignorance to save their life today
Despite the cost to me…I serve
We love because He first loved us.
We love, because He first loved us.
“We’ve got a dragon in the house!”
God said, “Show the love I taught.”
It’s not about your needs, but theirs.
“..the way of the transgressor is hard..”
“and the greatest of these is love”
In my sin, God’s grace heals me.
Humanity and grace is in us all.
The ones you kill will save you.
Just wait until we tell this story
I need more bullets in here, STAT!
“…by the better angels of our nature.” (from Abraham Lincoln)
this is what Jesus did for us.
in the end, Jesus loves us ALL.
To the sick, I will bring healing.
HE must increase, and we must decrease!
In the end, furious love conquers hate.
“not seven times, but seventy-seven times”
Grace that is greater than our sin.
This is what’s so amazing about grace.
Sure hope this guy switched to Geico!
save this life right now
Grace is unnecessary, undeniable, unpredictable, and unbelievable
Hoping he survives, so he’ll realize.
Oh crap, that was 6 words. Let’s try this again…
“Hoping he survives, so he can realize”. =)
Lord help us to repair this brokenness.
“The enemy” fights to win the war.
Faith, Hope, and Love, in action, AMEN!!!
“…that you may be your Father’s children…” (Matthew 5:45)
Can’t choose your consequence, only your choices.
(Reminiscent of Matt Brown’s sermon I was listening to yesterday…)
God help us! Here comes healthy clansmen!
Taking Jesus’ love into the difficult places.
I want to see him die. No.
Heaven came down, Glory filled my soul
Yep, these guys bleed red blood too.
“Love your neighbor as you love thy self.”
“Greater love hath no man than this….”
Sometimes Christ’s hands are black and red.
Compassion. Mercy. In the presence of evil.
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