Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the LORD forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the LORD Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
It sounds so nice to read those verses and think, “yep, that’s the way everyone who loves Jesus should be”. But I’ve found so many more cases where Christians are really no different than the rest of the world. In fact, I’ve seen Christians actually be awful to one another, and it makes me sad. Just this week alone, I’ve had a friend who was berated by a pastor because of her tattoo, and I, myself have experienced the judgement of someone claiming to be a Christian.
It’s really no wonder there are people who don’t want anything to do with Christians. If we can’t be different than the world, how will they see Christ through us?
I want to let the peace of Christ rule my heart. I am so over nasty people who claim to love Jesus. I just want to bless others as I have been blessed.
Please, I implore you, be filled with Christ’s love and show people you care.
May you be a blessing to someone today.
In Him, SB