Our neighbors are the very people practicing the religions listed on the Coexist bumper sticker. We are called to love them, and with love, there is no room for hate, bigotry, or pride. If we do not first point our hearts and minds toward loving God and others, we won’t honor God and our message will return void.
We may never fully understand why God has called us to certain people or things, but that’s also the beauty of our faith-walk. God has it all worked out so we don’t have to be the mastermind, the pressure to be perfect is off.
When we experience difficult times, whether it is due to money, depression, addiction, health or any other difficult situation we face in the world, we tend to either turn toward God’s word or away from it.