I have learned that when I take off the labels and just see people for who they are (not white or black, poor or rich, Democrat or Republican, religious or not)… I can love them completely as a human being… and that matters. There is no other way on earth to effect so much positive change in the life of a person, a family, a community, a city, a state, a country, or the world… than to love. And it never fails.
There is a beautiful word… an elegant descriptor… that has been maligned, tarnished, lampooned, distorted, and completely misunderstood. It is a name many have abandoned for all of it’s negative connotations and ugly stereotypes. But this bruised and battered identifier… this lowly mark tossed carelessly to the side by a cynical generation… is finally being rediscovered, reclaimed, renewed, and washed clean by those hungry to wear it and hold it high for the world to see clearly. The word is Evangelical.