Wednesday, November 28, 2012

To be a Christian.

Sometimes it's difficult to hear and read about what people think of Christians...

-That we're judge-mental.

-That we're always looking for money. (especially in Church)

-That we think they're going straight to Hell because of their sins.

- That we're better than they are.

-That they're weak and easily tempted.

As I'm writing this, I'm thinking about how I act and think...

I am FAR from perfect.

I judge a lot and sometimes I judge people before I even meet them.

I'm easily swayed by the world and I value my possessions a lot more than I should.

Sometimes I do think I'm better than others. ( sorry, just being honest)

-I sin all of the time. 

I need to stop this way of thinking and acting. I'm part of the problem. But then again.. no one is perfect. We as humans are not destined to be perfect. However, I believe we should strive to be more like Jesus who is absolutely perfect.  I am not called to judge. Thank God for that. 

If Christians cared more about the people than the building of a church, I think we'd be in a better place. Relationships should be the root of Christianity. Living outside of your bubble needs to become essential. Stop worrying about all of the rules of the religion and get down to the people. Jesus says to "love thy neighbor as yourself." Well... what does that entail? Do you make sure you can feed yourself, clothe yourself, and shelter yourself? Maybe not always... but I'm sure you do in some way. 

Stop the judging and bashing people who don't believe in the same things you do and love them anyway. Be there for them. That's what people remember and cherish. Not some long winded preach fest that sounds more like yelling than listening to the other person.

I'm going to try to do the same... but it's only through Jesus Christ that this can be accomplished.

It's only through Jesus that we can show the true essence of Christianity.