The Cold Hard Truth About Loving God

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But to love Him just for being GOD is a lot more terrifying because it causes you to be morally just, but not at all socially acceptable.

To love God as my Father, I also need to spend time with Him, and love His children.

It’s impossible to ignore what’s going on in the world, and why would you want to? If you ignore one catastrophe, another will knock you off your feet.

The human side of addiction is different than you think.

It’s easy to love people who we think have their lives together, but once you find out they have real PROBLEMS, it gets a whole lot harder.

What the world needs is to know the truth in all its ugliness, but what we want is a prettied-up version of it, with only the parts we happen to agree with and make sure you leave out the rest.

We all want justice to be done, but who even knows what that is?

We want to believe the police are there to serve and protect, but how can it always be true if what we’ve seen with our own eyes tells us a different story?

If you were raised in the South, there’s a ten out of ten chance you were raised in a home with at least one racist.

It’s time to step out of your bubble of denial.

It’s a HEART problem. It can’t be solved by changing a few laws.

Nothing made sense to me until I understood that it was culturally unacceptable for Daddy to acknowledge what his heart knew. We were all the same.

When you’re white, you have a certain expectation that things will go a certain way, and they usually do.

When you’re black, you can’t have that same expectation.

And the truth is very ugly.

Violence and hate isn’t the answer and never could be. The only answer is love.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

The outside isn’t the inside. The skin of a man doesn’t determine who he is.

Love my neighbor — His children.

All of them.

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I write about recovery, life, grief, personal responsibility, social issues, and overcoming. Email: allison@moodyoops.com, Blog: https://moodyoops.com/

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