I still remember the moment. I had invested six months, hundreds of dollars, and countless training hours leading up to my attempt to run across Tennessee in a 314-run (500K) called Vol State in the heat of July 2016. The first day had been difficult, yet I had managed fourth place and 98 miles by […]
We have just finished a month in which the pro-life movement focuses on the issue of life. I personally support the issue, yet have found myself at odds with many of those who agree with me on the issue.
It’s not because I disagree with them; it’s because they are so disagreeable.
For example, when someone who is pro-life goes around calling pro-choice people “murderers” because they disagree, it’s not helping show how much prolife people care about children. Likewise, words like “liberals,” “socialists,” “devils,” “killers,” and words I cannot write here show instead how we often do not really love our neighbor as ourselves.
I for one am completely convinced a person can be both pro-life and pro-love.
Why? Because Jesus was. Okay, so technically he never spoke directly about abortion, but he highly valued the lives of children, women, and all people, including those considered sinners and outcasts by others. In fact, we are told he gave his life for us all (which would also include those in the womb).
Further, Jesus taught his disciples that the world would know we are his followers by the love we have for one another. John elsewhere even says if we cannot love those we can see, how can we love a God we cannot see?
The overwhelming emphasis of the New Testament is that Jesus taught life was sacred and worth dying for. He also taught that all people are worth dignity and respect regardless of their beliefs.
So I’m pro-life and pro-love. Hoping to start a club or at least a Facebook page of others who are like minded. If you want to help lead this thing, message me on Facebook and you’re in charge.
Let’s love God, love pro-choice people, love pro-life people, and love the unborn–just like Jesus does.
BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith.
Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has
investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books
include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J.
Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at DillonBurroughs.org.