I hate this thing.
I’ve shared about it before, so I won’t rehash it here. But, suffice it to say it’s ominous and does not convey love to me -not because of what it is but because of what it was erected in the absence of.
Nevertheless, this is the point and the most important takeaway:
I came anyway.
Despite my revulsion, I came to this monument because there were people I love who were meeting there, people who do not share my view on this issue and people who truly love God.
Nothing separates us from the love of Christ. Therefore, I refuse to let any thing, including my hurt, suspicions or preferences, separate me from those He loves.
If you’ve got one toe on Jesus, I’m trying to meet you there. And, if you don’t, I’m trying to get you there.
Christ has given us the power to prevail against the very gates of Hell.
Very often we have to fight through those gates to get to each other.
We must fight toward each other, like Christ fought for us.
Go. Make war.