I wish I could have read something like this 40 years ago when my self-righteousness really started taking root. It has been only in recent years when I have started to understand that only through God’s kindness can anyone be moved from wherever they are at the moment.
You say love the sinner; hate the sin.
But I say love the sinner, and hate your own sin before you go around hating everyone else’s sin.
I am always astonished by the amount of hate I hold within myself.
It’s true. There’s always a person to glare at, a rock to throw, or a victim to spit my venom at.
And I know I’m not the only one.
I’m beginning to see a dangerous trend in the Christian subculture. I see hate being accepted within communities, as long as the group of believers collectively justify their hatred.
What I mean is this…
Have you seen how people treat the president?
Have you witnessed how people treat those they oppose on the political spectrum?
Have you recognized the disgust that is held toward the poor, helpless, and homeless?
Have you encountered the micro-aggressions passed off as jokes?
Have you glanced…
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