If you pull in our parking lot on any given Sunday morning, you’ll see the slogan “love wins” in the rear window of more cars than I’d care to try and count.
Years ago, SoHills adopted the phrase “love wins” and we plastered it everywhere proudly. Because the love of Christ does win. Christ’s love for us has victory over death and sin. Christ’s love wins people from darkness to light. And Christ’s love will ultimately win in the end, ushering those who have chosen to accept his love into eternity with him.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, this slogan has been used on Facebook and Instagram to demonstrate support for the ruling. I’ve been apart of a few conversations revolving around the question, “What should I do with my sticker?” As I’ve had a few days to process this, here’s where I’ve landed.
Don’t freak out. This isn’t the first time someone has used the “love wins” slogan and twisted it to mean something else. And it probably won’t be the last.
Don’t remove it. Two weeks ago I was in town and had a conversation about our church with someone who isn’t involved at SoHills. They asked if we were the “Love wins church.” Carolltonians know our stickers predate Friday’s decision.
(If you’re worried what impression you’ll give driving down the road, add a SoHills sticker underneath or purchase vinyl letters from Lime Biscuit and put “His” in front so it reads “His love wins.”)
Don’t be shy. Boldly proclaim the truth in love. Allow your sticker to create opportunities for conversations about the love and kindness of Christ. Isn’t that why we put them there in the first place?
“Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” –Colossians 4:4-6
Has your “Love Wins” or SoHills sticker started a conversation with someone in town? Share in the comments!