Friday, June 8, 2012

The Fear of Sinners

People make me so mad. I am fed up with people. They claim to be such good Christians, and then they judge people and act like homophobes, and act like people who are different from them are lower than humans. It makes me even more mad that there are people like that in my own nuclear family.

Words really can’t describe how upset I am right now. As Christians, we are to be a light to the rest of this dark world. We are not supposed to judge and alienate those who are different from us. We are supposed to reach out to others and help them feel the love of Christ through us. I understand that we are not supposed to embrace others’ sin, but we are definitely supposed to embrace the sinner! 

We might be the only Christian influence in someone’s life, and to turn them away simply because they are different from us the most heartbreaking thing I can think of. Who are we to say that someone isn’t worth our love or the love of Christ simply based on the color of their skin, or the sins they committed in their past? If this were how people were truly judged, we ourselves would never make it to the Kingdom of Heaven!

Not saying that I am not guilty of any of these things. I have definitely done my fair share of judging.  But I’m saying we should try our very hardest to lead others to the love of Christ through our loving attitudes towards others.

Okay, I’m cooled down a little now, so I’ll get off my soapbox. :P