If someone you were at odds with came up to you out of the blue and gave you a great big ol’ hug, you’d wonder what’s 
        going on.  
        Sometimes loving someone you don’t like is like hugging a porcupine.  The mark of the world is characterized by hate.
        The mark of God’s holy church should be characterized by love.  There is no variation of grays in the church, no                
        compromise with hate.  
         I John 4:7-16 is one of many passages which shows how the church is to see our brothers and sisters.  If we don’t have
         the love of God within us, God does not know us.  Perfect love originates with God.  Hate is tantamount to murder in your
         heart.  The unbelieving world hates.  The church should show the light of the gospel, the love of God which was shed
         for every person.
         We may have to start picking out alot of porcupine quills.
         My view from the saddle.

         (Scott Primmer is an avid cowboy-shooting enthusiast and uses that platform to spread the good news with anyone who             will listen.   He is also part of New Creation)