Have you ever looked into the face of a stranger and had them glare back at you with contempt? I’ve had it happen to me a lot lately. I’m a pretty friendly person, and I smile at people. The media have tried their best to divide us into opposing groups; don’t let it affect you. Though they’ve given me a dirty look and held a straight face without smiling, I still smile at them. It’s then that I know they’ve fallen for the narrative, and I feel sorry for them. I also know they lack salvation because anyone who loves Jesus loves others and shows it. If you’re reading this, you are not that person, but I want you to keep smiling at the people that you know oppose you. It’s your duty, and it shows you genuinely care about people. Maybe they will soften up and smile back, or maybe not; smile anyway! Eventually, they will see the truth, but until that time comes, be Jesus to those who don’t know him.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:6-7