As I read articles and watch happenings around me, I’m reminded how intolerant and unloving we can be. Normally I pray and talk to Jesus how I feel about them, however one particular article prompted me to blog about it.
Lawmaker Preaches About Jesus as First Muslim Woman Sworn into Congress
Movita Johnson-Harrell, the first Muslim woman was to be elected to the Pennsylvania state legislature. During her swearing in ceremony, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz started her portion of the opening ceremony with a long winded prayer for Jesus forgiveness. Listen and watch her prayer below.
I’m happy to know Congress has an opening prayer to our Lord and Savior, however it’s people to do not truly try to understand Gods word and the teachings of Christ, only to treat others this way pains me.
Borowicz claims innocence to the matter, feeling she didn’t say anything wrong, however the other member of congress that day felt otherwise. Thirty two of Movita Johnson-Harrell guests were Muslim and they were negatively affected by it.
Jordan Harris didn’t mince words, insisting Borowicz had used her religion to “intimidate, demean and degrade” Johnson-Harrell. He continued: “Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have. But in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and it’s incredibly disappointing that today’s opening prayer was so divisive.”
Read the full article at here
Do Muslims Believe in Jesus?
Muslims believe and respect all prophets in order to be counted as a believer. For a few tidbits, check out this article “6 Muslim Beliefs About Jesus Every Christian Must Know”
Bible Quotes on Tolerance
Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Matthew 7:1 – Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:12 – Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
John 8:7 – So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her
Ephesians 4:2 – With all lowliness and meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love;
1 Peter 3:8-11 – Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
Walking in Love with Christ By Being an Example
In John 14:16, Jesus says to John, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.” We are instructed to be a living example of his teachings, through the Fruits of The Spirit.
Fill yourselves with the Spirit and feel the kindness inside that makes you care for others, not just being nice on the outside.
What are your thoughts? Share in the comments below. Have a blessed day my brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s time to make more Rosary Bracelets like the one below found in my jewelry store tab above.