Dear Church in the United States of America,
I have been watching, listening and walking among you, my friends, my heart is full of one message for you. I have been sending you this same message from the beginning of time, but it still seems to be the one truth that you find difficult to believe about me.
I love you.
My love for you is bigger than the multiple dividers you have built between one another. If you could only believe that my love for you is boundless and unconditional, then your love for each other could be the same.
I loved you at your worst. Before you even knew Me.
I loved you before you cleaned yourself up, before you changed your behavior or lifestyle. I did not force you to stop your bad habits so that I could love you. It was my love for you that enabled you to change, but your changes did not make me love you more.
My love for you was at its highest from the first moment of your existence.
So why do you find it so hard to love those who are different from you? America is bursting with loud cries from groups who feel unloved by God and His followers.
My love for those who do not know me is as strong as my love for you.
I love the hurting people who are spending their lives hurting themselves and others. My love for those you call “sinners” is the same as my love for you.
Please love them for me.
Let them know that sometimes the loudest voices are not the most truthful voices. The screaming, sign-carrying “christians” in America are not speaking for me.
My only message for you and the world is that I love you.
With all my love,
Jesus, Son of the Most High