When you and I look upon the world, we see it through different lenses than God does. When you and I see individuals we see them differently than God does. We see white and black, Protestant and Catholic, Democrat and Republican. We see liberal and conservative, communist or democratic republic, Jew or Gentile, Green Bay Packers or Chicago Bears. We see rich and poor, highly intelligent or average Joe, talented or not so talented. But not Jesus!
When Jesus looks down into our world and our hearts, He only sees 2 kinds of people. Those that are surrendered and dependent upon Him and those that are managing themselves and refusing to be led by Him. Jesus is not as interested in your affiliation and knowledge as He is in your heart surrender. If He gets your heart, your whole heart, Then He has you. That is all he's ever wanted. Once that is in place then He can make of us a great nation.
For those who resist, He consistently tries to get them to see Calvary. May we do the same!
Learning to Cooperate with option 1,
Jim & Sally