This blog may be called A Classy Conservative, but before anything, I am a representative of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught us first to love. However, the love he called us to is anything but what is taught today. Jesus challenges us to love our enemies and love others as we love ourselves. To tie this in to politics, I want you to think of the last debate you had with someone over the presidential election or the issues of today. How loving was the other person, but more importantly, how loving were you?
I’m not calling down fire and brimstone if your answer is, “Well, maybe not as loving as I should have been,” because I have 100% been there. Speaking about things we’re passionate about can lead to heated discussion, especially when we tie religion in there, too.
I want you to imagine a world of unity and joy. A place where no one is afraid to speak his or her mind for fear of judgment or even physical blows. Jesus calls us to love one another. Every day. All the time. Despite religious or political views. Don’t get me wrong; this doesn’t mean we all need to agree on everything. Debate is healthy. What it does mean, though, is that we should all respect each other and work together to create solutions to problems, even if that means giving up some ground every now and again. Even if you’re not a Christian, I think each of us can learn from the teachings of Jesus. Love others. Above everything else, love others.