It was the typical Facebook post, a story contrasting Lamar Odom with a marine that had been injured in battle. The contrast displayed showed how the media was providing continuous coverage of the drug addict and never even recognized the injured patriot. This is sad, of course, that our soldiers, who have fallen in battle, are not recognized and celebrated. This type of coverage also reveals that we all foster subtle judgments and prejudice.
It’s often hard to keep reminding ourselves that we are all in need of a Savior, because we all sin and mess up. It’s often difficult to keep reminding ourselves that God is in love with humanity. He seeks to bring about the salvation of all. It is difficult to remind ourselves constantly that we are no better, just simply blessed to have responded to the good news of the gospel. That is why we should preach the gospel to ourselves daily, and that is why we must always remember that God loves the person next to us no matter who they are or what they’ve done. He’s called us to display his love to them.