With all that is going on in the news these days, especially here in the U.S., it makes a person wonder what this world is coming too.
Bruce Jenner and his gender change is getting national attention. Various police situations, the most recent being Ferguson and Baltimore are in the headlines. Racism, gay rights and many other situations are going on that seem to be escalating rather than improving.
There seems to be more and more unrest, with people getting very dissatisfied that nothing seems to be changing.
I’m not going to take up these issues directly and I certainly don’t have the answer that will satisfy everyone, but I will say that Christianity is not the answer. When I say Christianity, I’m talking about the religion with rules and regulations, do this, don’t do that, and all that comes to mind when talking about modern-day religion.
Loving and accepting others by the power of Christ from within is the only way that will make a difference.
I am disappointed to see so many people who follow Christianity being so mean and argumentative towards others who feel differently.
I see Christian people arguing, yelling at others, trying to prove their point and basically condemning them to their face. This kind of behavior certainly does not showing the love of Christ.
I personally feel that showing the love and acceptance Jesus showed to everyone he came in contact with while on earth is what is needed.
We are not called to condemn others, judge others or try to prove our point over theirs. Jesus said to love God and love others. It is not our job to judge and condemn, only to love.
That does not mean we have to agree with everyone. It doesn’t mean we condone everything others do. It just means that we can love and accept others as they are, and trust that God will bring about any changes. We are not the ones that need to point out things in others’ lives or try to force them to change. We can love them as they are and allow God to do the work.