For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. -Galations 5:13
Imagine growing up in a faith, let’s take Islam, for example. You believe in Allah and Mohammed is his prophet. You are being ruled by a Christian President, King, whatever title you’d like to give the person in power. This person makes it to where you cannot worship, you cannot pray, you cannot study, etc.
What exactly starts to rise inside of you? Bitterness, anger, resentment, maybe even hatred for the person restricting you from practicing what will effect eternity for you.
Flip the roles – you are a Christian in this exact same scenario.
Do not use your freedom for the flesh, but to serve others and to love. This is why we must work on behalf of religious liberty around the globe.
I truly believe our greatest witness to others, especially those of other religions, is to show them exactly how much we love and care for them – through the love in which He first loved us.
At some point, it could be us who are persecuted and we would be looking deeply for mercy and relief.
Let’s show that love to everyone, not just those who think like us.