Today marks one week since we watched as violence erupted all over Paris. Families are being torn apart, losing the ones they love. Not only in Paris, but in Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Missouri…everywhere near and far. We clearly see the undeniable evidence of paradise lost. 

Terror and violence, leaving people displaced–not just physically, but emotionally, and spiritually too. Refugees.

I’ve wrestled with how to address this issue, in this space, where we daily share articles about loving our neighbors–where we talked extensively about just who is our neighbor, but even as I write this now, I feel guarded, and unsure, and small. 

If we confess our fears, there are some who will call us faithless. 

If we say we have no fear, others will call us liars. 

There doesn’t seem to be room for wrestling. 

I don’t have clearcut answers for a messy struggle. But I know that we’re called to love one another. 

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All week, I’ve watched lines being drawn in the sand, friends standing toe-to-toe on opposite sides of the arguments. I’ve watch professing Christians, with differing viewpoints, cut each other down with profanity and name calling on Facebook.

With every stabbing word, my heart twists into knots. This is not the way. 

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another ( 1 John 4:11)

Lines being drawn, more posturing. More pride, more hatred fueling hatred. Division, discouragement, disappointment. 

And noise. So much noise. 

Where is the love? I wonder. 

The other day, I told one of my children that sometimes, (all of the time?) it’s more important to be loving than to be right.

Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:5-7)

This week, I’ve read numerous articles regarding the treatment of refugees, and proclamations about how we are to respond to those who stand at our gates and knock–as a nation, as Christians, as fellow humans. 

And if I can be honest, I’m weary from the conversations. 

But I want to love–I want to be loving. I want to hold space at this table for you too, you, who may also be wrestling–come sit beside me. 

I think it’s possible to have hard conversations, and show love at the same time. I think we’re called to. 

I’ve gathered a few links from some friends around the internet who have written far more eloquent words about current events. I’m mulling over these words this week, and praying for God to show me what He wants me to hold on to.

If you’re not too weary, maybe give these a read, and pray–ask God to show you specifically how to love  your neighbors well. 

We All Want To Go Home … Christie Purifoy

The World Is Scary As Hell, Love Anyway … Jeremy Courtney

A Love Letter About Beautiful People & Living & Loving Large In A World with Terrorists … Ann Voskamp

Syrian Refugee: “I Saw My Father Killed On YouTube” … David Rupert (I encourage you to read the other articles in this series David is writing)

Moral Majority Or Loving Minority? I’ll Take The Latter, Please. … Scott Sauls

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What articles have you read this week that have challenged or inspired you to love your neighbors? 

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Kris is a writer and artist living in the middle of Ohio. She loves Jesus, people, and words. She is most often found in her tiny kitchen, where she plays with her food. Having recently mastered the art of preparing perfectly crisp dino-nuggets--she is her children's hero.
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    Sandra Heska King
    http://sandraheskaking.com

    Oh, Kris. I’m sitting here watching the sun throw its spotlight across the field. One of the psychodogs is crunching his breakfast, his tag rattling against the bowl. A couple of our trees still glitter with gold. It’s peaceful.

    I have the news on again. And as I write this, people are being slaughtered in a Radisson in Mali because they can’t recite the Koran. I’m heartsick. I’m heartsick over the happenings in our world. I’m heartsick over the divisions and shaming of those who disagree. I’m heartsick over those who accuse sisters and brothers who call for caution and a pause of not being compassionate, of being less than Christian. And over those who call for immediate open arms as ignorant and worse. Both sides recite scripture to bolster their stance. I’m pretty sure I know where I fall in those two “camps,” but I don’t dare voice it. How inhospitable of us to not welcome others to the discussion as we try to wrestle together. The future of our children and grandchildren may depend on how we respond. I’m weary of the noise. I’ve pulled back from social media. All I can do is groan. Yet God…

    November 20th, 2015 8:05
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      Julie Jablonski

      Heartsick is the perfect word, Sandra. So very heartsick for the happenings in our world and the lack of love toward one another. God help us in our struggles. Jesus, help us to be more like You.

      November 20th, 2015 13:56
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      LORI H

      I just quoted your comment – it is exactly how I feel. Thanks for being so eloquent!

      November 20th, 2015 21:43
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      Carol Longenecker Hiestand
      http://www.carolhiestand.com

      Sandra, I could have written your reply…but I don’t. It doesn’t seem safe to speak out. I too think of our precious grandchildren. so much fear, so much grief, and no easy answers. and no one listening to anyone anyway.

      Right now i just want this last step in the process to bring our last grand child home from Ethiopia to be done. The thought of them traveling internationally right now is frightening to me.

      November 22nd, 2015 1:12
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Heartsick here too, Sandy, and groaning in my spirit. Jesus be near to the brokenhearted and give us grace to handle each other tenderly.

      November 22nd, 2015 21:10
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    Dawn
    http://www.journeysingrace.com

    Kris,

    As I mentioned the other day in a reply to your post much like this eloquently grace filled offering, I, too, have been wrestling with these conversations. My struggles started with a different sort of word-slinging but were compounded by the divisions that multiplied as the days progressed. I wrote about it and then left it sit on my computer for a few days because hitting send meant it, too, would be subject to the same standards. I’ve read some of the same articles you posted above. But it wasn’t till yesterday when in a personal experience I was reminded by a friend of a verse that fits this. Micah 6:8… Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly. If we do that.. IF WE DO THAT… then grace is extended and we don’t have to be right and we can love rightly. And if we are those whose faith walk is patterned by grace and a belief that He is a diligent rewarder and a very worthy judge, we can choose grace in the place of judgment and we can expel love in the place of stones.
    Praying that hearts are littered with grace today.
    Blessings!
    Dawn

    November 20th, 2015 8:07
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    Amanda
    http://graceinourmoments.blogspot.com

    I’m so thankful to see posts like yours. Ann Voskamp has written some great ones this week, too. Fighting and name calling aren’t going to change hearts, unless they’re made harder. I don’t think there are easy answers to this crisis, but I do know we are called to love and pray. Thank you!

    November 20th, 2015 8:50
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Thanks for being here, Amanda. Praying with you…

      November 22nd, 2015 21:12
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    Anna

    Thank you for this. I believe this is the first blog I’ve read on loving one another this week but God is placing on my heart a desire for more of His heart, more love.

    November 20th, 2015 8:56
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      That is my constant prayer, Anna. More of His heart, more of His love. Yes!

      November 22nd, 2015 21:13
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    Susan
    http://www.susanmulder.com

    My heart groans for the pain I see in the world. I can’t put it quite so eloquently as the other comments but the ache I feel is deep and real. I ache for the future of my children and grandchildren-for the world they will inherit; for the fear and instability that will be passed down, exponentially, with each successive generation. It can be overwhelming and debilitating to grapple with the worry and feel helpless to make a significant difference.
    Then I am reminded of what is around me. How I struggle simply to love the neighbors I see out my window and I am humbled. My worry matches so many others in the world but my reach is small. But can I stretch just a little to really love my neighbors where I am? Maybe I can reach out despite the discomfort, the experiences of the past and the awkward silences. It may not change the entire world but, maybe, if I finally bake that pumpkin bread I always say I am going to I can change my back yard. God calls me to the simpler tasks in life-in fact he makes it pretty easy on me-it’s my own fear that makes it hard. So, I think today may be the day that I turn off the news and dirty up my kitchen and set aside my fear and excuses to walk across my back yard.

    November 20th, 2015 9:03
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      Rebecca

      Thank you for sharing these thoughts! I am refreshed by your perspective. It is so very true that not all of us can do something tangible to “solve” the worldwide lack of love, but if each one of us reaches out right where we are, that will be quite a few neighborhoods where love, not conflict, is in action and that contains the potential to change the world..

      November 20th, 2015 9:56
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      LORI H

      Nicely put.

      November 20th, 2015 21:45
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Oh yes. If we would stretch a little…that is my struggle as well. Thank you for being here, and encouraging.

      November 22nd, 2015 21:16
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    Allison

    Thanks for putting into words what so many are feeling.

    November 20th, 2015 9:10
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    Sophia

    John 13:34-35

    34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

    In these difficult days, God’s command to love one another has not changed. He wants us to love others, even when they don’t believe in Him. That is such a hard and almost impossible thing to do except for the love of Christ in us coming out toward others. We have to rely on that love for others, even those that hate Christ, to shine through. I have to remind myself of Psalm 23. To read it and believe every word of it as the truth. We don’t know what will happen but we can trust the Who that is in charge.

    November 20th, 2015 9:11
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    SimplyDarlene
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    Kris,

    Thank you for this place where we gather, exhale, and hold tight to the ties that bind, not only to one another, but to the Lord God Almighty.

    Blessings.

    November 20th, 2015 9:37
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      So glad you are here, Darlene. Holding on with you, my friend. Just clinging tightly!

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    Jolene Underwood (@Faith_Eyes)
    http://joleneunderwood.com

    Thank you for this Kris. Your words here are gracious and loving, as always. Standing with you in prayer. My heart grieves over further polarization as well as further evil. We need Jesus. I’m also moved by the stories of Muslim’s coming to Christ in greater numbers. We need to share Jesus.

    I have no answers, but tears, prayers and movement towards the heart of Christ so that I may be prepared for whatever He calls me to.

    November 20th, 2015 9:39
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    Kelli
    http://www.kellistuart.com

    Thanks, Kris. I’ve really, REALLY struggled with all this the past week. I’ve felt personally hurt and chastised for my wrestling over hard issues. And maybe I should have (probably I should have?) just stepped away from all of it and wrestled on my own, but it seems I would have needed to hide under a rock to escape the hoopla. So I got all slogged up on the inside, so sorely disappointed in my fellow believers who were so quick to pass judgement without stopping to consider motives.

    It seems that we’ve come to believe we are to be the Holy Spirit for one another on Facebook, and I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been part of the problem before. Perhaps we would all do well to sit back and offer more grace, more love, and more space for one another to wrestle with God. Because if we could still the noise for a bit, then maybe we could truly hear from the Spirit – the One who speaks through scripture, not through Facebook.

    November 20th, 2015 10:27
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      Dea
      http://DeanneMoore

      Amen and amen…let’s let the Holy Spirit teach us all things.

      November 20th, 2015 12:25
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      I have been thinking about this a lot lately, Kelli, this compulsion we have to be the Holy Spirit for one another…Lord help us. I think at least part of the answer is as you say, taking time to listen, waiting before we speak.

      Thank you, my friend. ((hugs)) Praying for and with you!!

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    Doug Spurling
    http://www.spurlingsilver.com/

    My oh my. Well done. While I was reading I’m not sure why but I pictured us sitting around a table (maybe because Thanksgiving is near) all of us. Red & yellow, black & white. And Tiny Tim’s little voice says what it says best, “God bless us, everyone.”

    There’s no burying our head in the sand. There is evil out there. In here too, our hearts. But there is God. And HE IS LOVE. And Love never fails. And that. is. enough.

    Thank you for this.
    Doug

    November 20th, 2015 10:50
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Thanks for reading Doug. It’s good to have you joining us at this table, and in this conversation.

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    Michele

    I’ve read a few things that I see on Facebook, but I don’t know where they are now. I enjoyed reading this post, however. I’m definitely struggling with EVERYTHING right now and am craving space and love.

    November 20th, 2015 11:01
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    Diana
    http://Diana

    Thank you for this post – I’m so weary from reading negative posts about this….there has to be a better way…

    November 20th, 2015 11:04
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    Julie

    Thank you for this thoughtful article. I have been so grieved this week reading the vitriolic comments on social media that I have not known what to say or do except pray and determine to give. Our mayor, without the knowledge or support of city council, issued a statement that our city would not be receiving refugees, and it attracted nationwide attention. Our son-in-law, whose work is refugee resettlement, has posted on FB a loving challenge to become informed about refugees and to be the Church. May God make us gracious, wise, and loving in these critical days. We are here for such a time as this. Thank you for contributing your wisdom.

    November 20th, 2015 11:38
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    Joy B. Rudolph
    http://joybrudolph.com

    Kris, thank you for your thoughtfulness in this post. There definitely needs to be space for wrestling in a world where almost nothing seems black and white anymore. Also thank you for the recommended posts. I look forward to reading them.

    November 20th, 2015 12:08
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Thanks for the encouragement, Joy. I hope you found the articles thought provoking, and inspiring.

      November 22nd, 2015 21:21
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    Lisa Nagelvoort

    Thank you so much for putting into beautiful words what I have been struggling with this past week.

    November 20th, 2015 12:32
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    Dea
    http://DeaMoore

    Psalm 37 is a comfort to me…maybe it will be for those reading these thoughtful words. Thanks, Kris. 🙂

    November 20th, 2015 12:34
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Thanks, Dea. I hope you found something for you in the articles listed.

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    Wendy
    http://Wendyspeake.com

    You took the words right out of my pen. And the posts that you link to where some of my favorites, because they wrestled graciously with all sides in their journey to be like Christ in this. Thank you for making room at the table for me, I’ve been wanting to have this conversation.

    November 20th, 2015 12:51
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Always happy to pull out a chair for you, Wendy. Thanks for showing up and encouraging.

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    Jennifer Frisbie
    http://www.jenniferfrisbie.com

    Social Media is a hard place to be right now. It has been for awhile. And then, just when you think it’s time to turn it off and walk away in despair these kinds of words are offered up through my Instagram or Facebooks feeds. We’re compelled to click and then we read and soak in all of the encouragement and life-giving words that someone cares enough to write.

    I am grateful for those words. Your words. It is reassurance that the light, in fact, has not gone out, and we will keep shining brightly even when the hard stuff happens. Even when the hard stuff must be said. And we keep loving earnestly – because “love covers a multitude of sins.”

    November 20th, 2015 13:03
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Oh yes, Jennifer. Please keep shining. It’s so tempting to shut it all down some days, but how dark a place it would become if we all turned our backs. I pray we can inspire gentle, grace-filled conversations in our circles, and that the Lord would bless the ripples.

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    Shelly Richardson
    http://www.beyondborders.me

    Thank you for this space Kris, one of my favorite places on the internet. Always the invitation to be, to breath, to wrestle; no judgment or condemnation. Come as you are. Always.

    I shut down social media this week when I literally felt sick over the hatred coming from some of my christian friends. It seemed when Paris fell, the broken people of that city became a platform for all the causes; world causes and personal causes. I cowered at their words. I ran and hid in shame. I have no answers. I do not know where I stand. The world is hurting and I do not know where I stand. I know the scriptures being used at weapons, christian against christian. Is it really loving your neighbor when we stand and accuse each other as people are suffering all over the world?

    I have Jesus. I have 2 daughters at home. The oldest 13 and the youngest 4. And when your 13 year old breaks down in tears of fear, how do you comfort? It is not as simple as in this world we will have affliction, that God did not create us with a spirit of fear, and in the end no matter happens we win because we have the hope of glory; that if we die we see Jesus.

    I pray for the wisdom and words to comfort her as she grows out of the innocence of childhood; as she learns the ugly reality of our current culture. How do I raise her to stand firm in her faith, when the persecution she may receive comes from her fellow christian? She is old enough to see, she is old enough to understand, but she is not old enough to comprehend. She is afraid. And when she asks me if I am afraid, I have to be honest and say yes. Yes I am afraid. I am afraid of the world in which they live now will live in the future. I tell her I do not know who is right, or wrong. All I can do today is teach her love. God’s love. What that may look like right here among us in our daily life in our community. Neighbor to neighbor. Stranger to stranger. The small things.

    On the big things? We have to choose wisely. My heart is still twisting, and aching, and wrestling, but God brings me to this scripture:

    “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16

    I read it and all the commentaries, and am praying for the truth He is trying to show me in it. And I am praying kingdom come. Jesus. Kingdom come.

    November 20th, 2015 13:06
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      I hear you, Shelly. I have 4 children, and I am always struggling with what to tell them. I want to be honest, but they are also very young, and so the news is always filtered through my best attempt at protecting their tender hearts. I think about that “what if’s” and have to constantly pray against fear. It’s a quick slip down that slope, and a slow climb back out.

      Praying for you as you help your children understand, and for you to feel the grace and peace of living in the unknown, and trusting God in ALL things. ((hugs))

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    Becky Keife
    http://www.beckykeife.com

    Thank you, Kris, for creating a safe space to wrestle. We need more tables of grace to gather around for such a time as this.

    I really appreciated these words by Cara Joyner from a “Mother to Mother” perspective. http://www.carajoyner.com/cara-joyner/refugee-crisis

    November 20th, 2015 13:29
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Thanks for sharing the link, Becky. I look forward to reading it.

      November 22nd, 2015 21:27
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    Becky Keife
    http://www.beckykeife.com

    Beautiful bracelet! A message we all need to bind to ourselves. …happily shared this post on Twitter.

    November 20th, 2015 13:34
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    Martha Brady
    http://MarthaBrady

    kris, great topic. i sat in the shop yesterday getting a pedicure and wrote on this very topic for my Monday post. one of the news people i listened to…or the person they were interviewing, said, “we keep forgetting who our enemies are. they aren’t people from another party. they are the people who are trying to kill us. if we can work together to deal with the people who are trying to kill us, we can go a long way trying to solve most of our problems!”

    there is so much truth there. each of us is wanting to prove we are right and don’t want to listen for the things we can work together on. our idealism is getting in the way of working together and who will help us do that vs. who is going to do the best job of insulting the people we disagree with. i hate it. it begets a culture that affects not only our politics, but our church life, our families and our work life.

    humbling ourselves is a good place to start. shutting our mouths and listening and following Christ’s example in Philippians 2:3-8. ok. i’ll get off the soapbox:)

    loved your post:)

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    Connie

    Thank you, Kris. Amen. I avoid Facebook, the news, and Twitter these days. Seems it’s just a place to spew hate, bring arguments, degrade each other. My weary and heavy heart cannot take it, so I try to guard my heart as much as possible, not living in total seclusion and in my happy place, (although it’s tempting right now) but filtering life through a very fragile filter. It’s a crazy world that needs to be overwhelmed with God’s peace and love, not torn apart more by those who claim to follow Him, whether it’s over something as trivial as a coffee cup or as large as mass killings. The world needs to see us united, not divided. Praying for the body. Praying the body starts to act like Christ. We are falling apart because we aren’t clinging to Him.

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      Kris
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      Praying here too.

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    Julie J
    http://capturedbitsofbeauty.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for this, Kris. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Only Jesus can love perfectly. Lord, please help us to love like You. Give us wisdom for this journey into new, unfamiliar spaces.

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    ~Karrilee~
    http://abidingloveaboundinggrace.blogspot.com/

    So much Amen! I read each of these articles and am featuring some of them tomorrow for That Thing I Do Now as well! So good!

    (And who wouldn’t love a Farm Girl Paints cuff? Swoon!)

    November 20th, 2015 14:17
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    ~Karrilee~
    http://abidingloveaboundinggrace.blogspot.com/

    Shared on facebook… I shared how I stare at all the gorgeous cuffs and I can never pick one! But soon… one way or another… soon I will have a cuff to add to my arm party! xoxo

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    Jessica Bates
    http://www.walkagape.org/

    I find no coincidence at all that we too were moved to this same call, to lay down the rope in this tug-a-war and to love one another – to Walk Agape – and post this same message the very same day. We can’t make this stuff up; God is moving.

    Thank you for GraceTable, for inviting us and providing a place to learn to sit in the divine tension and love each other anyway. Because maybe it’s not and/or – I think it might be yes/and. It’s all over scripture and it’s ok. But I couldn’t agree more – that it’s more important to be loving than to be right. Beautiful words. Thank you for heeding the call.

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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Thank you for the encouragement, Jessica. It means a great deal. God is always at work, may we watch for Him and follow wherever he leads.

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    Christine

    Oh, Kris, yes. It’s in the denial of the “both/and” that we experience this division. Both “yes, I’m afraid” and “yes, I want to love.” Jesus was afraid, and yet Jesus drank the cup set before Him. It’s only in embracing the truth of both that we can understand, love, and accept each other as believers. I’m just so very sad at the lack of love I see. I can’t even respond.

    November 20th, 2015 15:20
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      So grateful for you, my friend. I love you.

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    Jeniffer Smith
    http://aslowerpath.com

    Yes. This week has my stomach in knots and my heart so very heavy. While there have been many good conversations, I am tired from conversing. I love the answer given here: love one another. I keep coming to the conclusion that my part is to love. Not just the hurting (on both sides and all over the world) but those in my life, right here, under my roof. I always start here.

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    Jill Davidson

    I could not agree more. Your post is a breath of fresh air and I wish all would have this perspective. It is so disheartening these days to be on social media. And where does it go? Nowhere good. Thanks for sharing. Ann Voskamp’s has had some wonderful words for our weary hearts. Appreciate yours as well. Keep up the fight for discussion spoken with love.

    November 20th, 2015 18:22
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    Leah Adams
    http://www.leahadams.org

    It is messy, and I still have not decided where I fall out in the whole thing, so I have remained quiet. I ask myself what Jesus would do, and I’m pretty sure I know, but to be honest, that is not the answer that my heart wants. How’s that for transparent? So, I keep praying, asking Jesus to line my heart up with His. I also ask what I would want if I were one of the refugees. So many questions. Love your honesty, Kris.

    November 20th, 2015 19:19
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      I appreciate your transparency, Lisa. It is a welcome reality. You wrestle here in good company. XO

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    Katrina

    Honest conversation and an admittance that we don’t have all the answers is what been lacking. There is just so much clamor from all sides. Thanks for your honesty and for sharing what you’re wrestling with in this whole issue, and for doing it with kindness.

    November 20th, 2015 19:29
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    Tracey

    If we don’t stand for something we will indeed fall for anything. Love wins.

    November 20th, 2015 21:03
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    Pat S.

    I had read Jeremy’s and Ann’s articles. They are wonderful. Thanks for sharing others. (And the bracelet is so BEAUTIFUL.)

    November 21st, 2015 7:23
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    Georgi

    Thank you for sharing your heart.

    November 21st, 2015 13:38
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    Mary
    http://www.mewithmyheadintheclouds.blogspot.com

    Amen, Amen, Amen! So well said. Kris!

    November 21st, 2015 19:15
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    Christie Purifoy

    Kris, I am so grateful for you, for your soft heart, and gentle words. Thank you.

    November 22nd, 2015 6:16
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      Kris
      http://kriscamealy.com

      Grateful for your gentleness, Christie. I appreciated your article so much.

      November 22nd, 2015 21:32
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    Tamara
    https://thislovablelife.wordpress.com/

    Thank you for this. We just need to get our heads above the chaos and remember this isn’t our home. There’s still the need to battle fear, yes, but there’s also fresh air. And promise. And hope.

    November 23rd, 2015 14:18
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