This must stop."
I fully agree, I attended Racial Sensitivity and Sexual Harassments training for many years and I thought that people had grown out of that ignorant way of thinking and living. My how wrong I was! Hate in any form is not something that a person who claims to be a follower of Jesus Christ will tolerate in themselves or others. And the only way to overcome Hate is with LOVE! I have heard preachers that preach hate and judgement and that is so far above our pay scale that everyone should know that it is not right to behave or talk like that! You and I don't have the right to judge another. We can discern and should, especially as to what is right for you and me! Not be used to measure another! I Totally Agree with Bishop Lowry, THIS MUST STOP!!!
We adults should be teaching our children and grand children that this is not right! I hear the ignorant remarks by so many in the coffee shops and other places and I suppose they think they are being cute, I don't know. But it is not right by any stretch of the mind! If you are guilty, please STOP and if you hear it from someone, we should attempt to educate! When we hear our Leaders calling others names and spewing hateful remarks, we should not accept that from them or anyone else. THAT IS WRONG! Most 3 year old children know that it is not right to call someone ugly names!
Thanks for reading and I pray that you will find it in your Hearts to do your part to Stop this way of talking and acting. Grow continually in the LOVE of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit remembering the GRACE that He has given YOU! God accepted you with your many flaws and we should do the same to others!
I will retire from Pastoring Dublin First United Methodist Church and Laurel St. United Methodist Church on June 30, 2020. I have had an incredible 10 years here in Dublin and have been blessed in so many ways! I appreciate everyone that I have had the pleasure to meet, greet and pastor. You are all Brothers and Sisters in Christ. My years of Pastoring I have preached against Bullying, Hate, and Judging, because it is wrong and a sin. I preached Love! And Christ Crucified for our Salvation and the Salvation of the World! We do not have the right to Judge others and especially we don't have the right to judge someone based on the color of their skin or language types. Judging is above our Pay Grade and we need to stop destroying ourselves by practicing that sin. Every human on earth is a sinner and only by the Grace of God will we enter His Kingdom. When you point your finger at anyone, remember that you have 3 looking back at yourself. Please for your own sake LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, STRENGTH AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF! Practice, Practice and Practice Brotherly Love!
I ask you to welcome Rev. Danny Pelton who will Pastor First United Methodist Church and Laurel St. United Methodist Church beginning July 1, 2020. I ask you to make him welcome and assist him in any way that he needs to be effective at Pastoring in this Community! Your prayers as well as your presence and witnessing will be rewarding to you as well as this Community! God's Blessing be upon you!
Your Brother In Christ, Pastor Ken