RISING STRONG FROM HATRED
We are people who need to be part of people. It’s our identity; who we belong to. And often, we define our identity by who we hate. At Jesus’ time, the hated ones were foreigners, people outside their ethnicity. Today the hated ones are often those who are different ideologically. The details have changed, but hatred that serves identity has remained the same.
Hatred is corrosive and it eats away at our soul. We need to rise from hatred, but we often don’t want to. We want to keep it. It tells us who we are. Saul hated Christians and didn’t want that hatred taken away from him. But that’s exactly what Jesus did. And Saul found a new identity in Christ that transformed his life.
Moving our identity to Christ releases us from hatred and our souls are transformed. Learn more, this Sunday.