So many times we allow our difference in beliefs to control our feelings towards one another. As I become more and more conscious to my inner self, I have realized that we as a people need to stop the hate and get back to love. If we loved ourselves, as much as we claim to, we would not abuse one another with deceitful words. Words that hold no value in edifying one another. If we truly loved ourselves we would not judge one another based on religion and/ or ethical values.
If we take the time to learn to love ourselves we would began to love others. And when you truly love others, you want nothing but the best for them. So you will make sure your words are edifying and not toxic. Does it matter if you are a Christian but your brother or sister practice the teachings of Islam? Should it matter? Christianity teachings are based in faith. While Islam teachings are based in love. The Bible says faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. So we have faith as a Christian and love as a Muslim, all we need is love. Just some love is the cure. Just some love to endure the mess and test of time, if we put it all together we'll be alright...
1 Corinthians 13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Gift of Love
13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 9 For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly,[b] but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.