1 Corinthians 13
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
One more passage on the supremacy of Love
1 John 4:7-11
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
I’m sure most of you have heard of Rep. Maxine Waters’ call to action concerning how the Democrats should treat those on the right who support POTUS and all the confrontations between liberals and members of the Trump administration that ensued. Maybe you’ve also heard of the #walkaway movement started by Brandon Straka, encouraging Democrats to walk away from the party.
I want to contrast these two ‘movements’ for a moment here in light of the scripture above. The left, the supposedly tolerant, morally superior left, encouraged by Rep. Waters, ask Democrat voters to show intolerance and bigotry towards Trump supporters. Democrats were encouraged to be spiteful and refuse service to those on the right, and offer hatefulness towards those they disagree with in the Trump administration by ganging up on them in public places.
Brandon Straka on the other hand simply makes his case to just #walkaway from the intolerance and hate sanctioned by the Democrat party. Brandon has only recently walked away from the party himself and as a result, has become the spokesperson for tens of thousands (by his reckoning) that are leaving the Democrat party.
Recently Brandon was refused service in a camera shop because the employee was acting on this call by Rep. Waters to refuse service to anyone on the right. Brandon on the other hand, refused to name the camera shop employee and stated he did not want him fired for his intolerance. In an interview with David J. Harris Jr., Brandon stated that his goal is that hearts and minds would be opened to his message to just leave the party of intolerance, not that there would be even more intolerance because of it.
The left’s narrative is that the right are the ones who are intolerant and bigoted. If you are honest with yourself after viewing two incidences I’ve linked to here- you may decide to #walkaway from the Democrat party too if you are a member. Take a look:
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.