I have been praying and pondering how to say what I want to say regarding this subject. I finally hit upon it today while running some errands and listening to the radio. A song that I have heard several times played today but today it struck a chord. Before I go into that let me just say this- I have struggled because while we live in a country that supposedly values free speech I have felt that this situation has shown some of the double standard that is out there today.
Okay, here are my thoughts:
I think the Jesus that I love and serve would be grieved over the words and actions of what Christians today are saying and doing. I'm not referring to Mr. Cathy. I am referring to those who call themselves believers in response to those who don't agree with Mr. Cathy. I have seen hate, contempt, and judgement spewed on comments left on articles, on Facebook and in various other places. Bottom line, IF you are a believer and read the same Bible that I read, we are ALL sinners in need of grace- none of us are better than another and the only difference between myself and a non-believer is that I have chosen to accept Christ's forgiveness and salvation. There's an old camp song that says- "They'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love, oh they'll know we are Christians by our love." So, maybe, the way to end the condemnation, the hate that is being spread is to love, just love!
Oh, and the song? Here you go: