Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Love Compassion and Forgiveness
Just yesterday I had a nice phone conversation with a dear friend. We were talking about a TON of things but we had a nice long talk about loving like Christ did. Wow and I had this thought...If we all loved, showed compassion and forgave like Christ did we could change the world. There are so many un-churched people out there searching for a peace in their soul. But for whatever reason have turned away from the church and God. I think sometimes Christ followers who don't show the above give the rest of us a bad wrap. I don't know about you but I would rather love someone, show them I care and forgive when needed and therefore show them the face of Jesus instead of looking down my nose at them driving them away. I know it is not always easy to love someone...trust me I have been really tried on this one before but it is the greatest command of all right?!? I am always telling my kids to love like Christ did and then I gripe about someone 5 minutes later. It is not my place to judge anyone but to love them so they can see Jesus through me. That is my goal for myself and my family that people might be able to see Jesus through us and our actions. I know I won't be perfect at it and I know I will fall way short alot of the time. But I can try...I will try! I wouldn't be the person I am today without someone showing me love, compassion and forgiveness like that of Christ and I wouldn't know that He loves me so if someone had not shown me that love!