Grab a cup of something warm because today, we're diving into a topic that stirs hearts and sometimes, well, stirs the pot: the need for pro-life warriors to engage in conversations about abortion. We understand it can be challenging, but we know you’re able. The more we open up, the more we can walk the path of understanding and the protection of unborn lives.
Let's be real, these talks can be like walking on hot coals. But here's the beautiful truth - we serve a God of love and grace. So, as we journey into these discussions, let's not just stand firm for the rights of the unborn, but let's do it in a way that reflects the love of the One who created them.
There is urgency in the willingness. There's a generation rising - one that needs us to speak love and truth in equal measure.
Perhaps we’ve shied away from starting the conversation or contributing to the conversation out of fear of judgment or conflict. But here's a nugget of truth: Love bridges gaps. It conquers fear. And when we approach these conversations with love, we encourage others to mirror our approach.
Imagine this: You're sitting across from someone with opposing views, and instead of a heated debate, you share stories. You share why you believe in the sanctity of life. You share the truth about not only the immediate effect, but also the lifelong effect of abortion on a woman. It's not about winning an argument; it's about planting seeds of understanding.
Lovingly engaging in a conversation about abortion doesn't mean abandoning your beliefs. It's about extending grace where it's least expected. And as we know, that's the Jesus way. Just when someone tenses up and takes the defensive, your approach can allow them to relax and lean into the topic rather than argumentatively trying to escape it. And just like that, you single-handedly change one person’s experience with the pro-life perspective.
Be the one who listens without judgment. Be the one who speaks truth wrapped in love. Be the one who stands unwaveringly for life, not as a critic, but as a compassionate advocate.
We don't have to agree on everything. That's the beauty of diversity. But in the midst of our differences, we can share the values that have determined our beliefs on these tough issues. When we shift the conversation from debates to shared values, suddenly walls begin to crumble.
Friends, as we navigate these conversations, let's heed the whisper that says, "Speak truth, but do it in love." Our world needs us to stand for life in a way that reflects the life we follow. So, let's put on our armor of grace and march forward, unafraid to have the tough, loving conversations that might just change hearts and save lives.
With grace and courage, keep loving, keep standing, and keep believing in the power of love over conflict.
Love is the language that transforms hearts.
Published on Monday, January 15, 2024 @ 2:32 PM EDT