I always hear people say ” You are a Christian aren’t you suppose to be loving?” While this is true, those making this statement go to great lengths retaliating out of anger. If you know how a Christian should act and think you know better, why not show it?
I think it’s best to correct in love. We are ALL HUMANS. We make mistakes. It takes mature people to move past hurts and slights and come together in love and friendship. We might not always act in a loving way but A kind word turns away wrath Proverbs 15:1. So we are ALL responsible for maturity.
There is a big responsibility within the Body of Christ to be loving, forgiving and true to the Gospel of Christ. We have much more at stake and should focus our attention on the Kingdom of Righteousness than a silly little argument or disagreement.
However, not everyone is easy to live with. When you have exhausted yourself, you are at leeway to escape. Yes, escape. Rather save yourself the frustration and the pain. You can’t fix anyone-that’s God’s job.
Christ commanded us to lose ourselves to gain everything. What do we gain? Not only do we gain Salvation and eternal life but also the Fruits of the Holy Spirit: love joy peace patience kindness and faithfulness.
The world is looking at us. We claim we know the truth so we must show it. I know for a fact that most people claiming to be Christians are not. Tradition doesn’t make you a follower of Christ. A personal relationship with Christ does. Total surrender does. We will be known by our fruits.
God help me to be that woman. A woman of fruit.