We appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not in their place of battle.
Be skilled at gently encouraging those who feel themselves inadequate.
Be faithful to stand your ground. Help the weak to stand again.
Be quick to demonstrate patience with everyone.
Resist revenge, and make sure that no one pays back evil in place of evil but always pursue doing what is beautiful to one another and to all the unbelievers.
1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
Let’s take back this way of living!
Let’s care enough for our fellow man and woman to come alongside them on their faith journey. To encourage and lift one another up. To create an environment of support for those led to speak up for justice and stand their ground. Let’s educate ourselves and stand with them.
Together we must defy the culture of individualism and hostility.
Remembering the fierce words Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, we go high.”
We rise up… together.
… always pursue doing what is beautiful to one another and to all the unbelievers.
Shall we rise?
// For an anthem to motivate you as you choose to rise up, check out Kelly Clarkson’s “Go High”.