I ran across this today, from Utmost.org:
“If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our beliefs are complete and settled. But when we have the right relationship with God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy. Jesus said, “…believe also in Me” (John 14:1), not, “Believe certain things about Me”. Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in– but you can be certain that He will come. “
I haven’t had the heart to write much this week.
I feel deeply ashamed of others calling themselves Christian while they use the Internet to cut people down and insert them into neat and tidy categories of ‘sinner’ and ‘not-as-bad-of-a-sinner’. The first category somehow shouldn’t be allowed the same legal rights as the second. And, I don’t get it.
While you are busy discriminating against which identities are deserving of disdain and which ones merit respect, make sure you are putting me into the same category as those who are Trans or Gay. Because I don’t see the people in my life that fit into those categories as being more sinful or less of a human being than I am. Certainly, I must be as depraved as they are, right?
When you fight against laws protecting human dignity, it is the same as fighting against the protection of human dignity.
Right now I am certain of very little aside from: God IS, God is Love, I want to grow closer to that Love, and that I see very little evidence of that love among an embarrassingly large group of self-professed American Christians.
I don’t want to be known as Christian anymore if Christians are known only for their self-righteousness…
Our God is Love. Maybe, we should work on being known for that? Just sayin’…