I don’t remember what inspired the name tag theme for this one, if it came from the devotion I read that day, or something else. But now, this very morning, months later, it feels even more relevant. Post inauguration and post woman march.
I wonder how many of the people protesting last Thursday or women marching Saturday would have handled it if I wore one of these nametags? It says that I am not putting my needs above any other person. It says that I value all lives–unborn babies, colors, ethnicities, old, male and female, rich and poor, LG(all those letters..all those people)–every created people. It says that I value generosity over getting more. It says that I would not feel comfortable carrying a sign with foul language that announces how I much I disagree with others (isn’t that hate????). It says that I don’t put my trust or hope in one human man that might be in charge for 4-8 years. Nope, my faith is in a guy who has been around since the beginning and is eternal.
Would they have welcomed me?
Or as Jesus warned, would they have shunned me?
So I didn’t march, I never will.
But I will continue to wear my nametag. I will continue to spread love one person at a time. I will love on the children of all mamas–privileged and not. I will in faith and hope and encourage others to do the same.
My hope is that you do as well.