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Michael Burns speaks to us about our tendency as Christians to respond exactly the way the world does to controversy. He encourages us to model Jesus in responding with mercy and with the hope of reconciliation.

…set your hope completely on the grace given to us in Jesus and the coming resurrection. That must be our focus. The world has different priorities. The priority of disciples is to demonstrate the kingdom of God in every action we take, every word we say, and every post we make. If our responses look and sound just like the world’s, then where is the alternative hope of God’s kingdom?

Read the whole thing.