What Are You Known For?
I see it all of the time on Facebook and Twitter. Someone posts statuses that quickly let me know what or who they are against. It may be a cause or political figure, family member or acquaintance. I’ve seen it. I’ve done it.
What about those of us who follow Christ? Do we do the same thing?
I have noticed that we who claim to follow Christ don’t act a lot different than the world. We take up causes that we seem to become known for more than the One who we say drives those causes.
We stand for the life of the unborn and, eventually, became known for being pro-life or, worse, anti-abortion.
We stand for traditional marriage and become known for being against homosexual marriage.
(For the record, I am pro-life and pro traditional marriage.)
We say that we hate the sin and love the sinner.
We become known for hating the sin, but are we really known for loving the sinner?
While declaring our hate for this sin, do we really love those we declare to be sinners?
I believe this has become such a cliche’ that we just blow through saying it as though that’s all we have to do.
Do we really love those who are pro-choice? I know some do, but how about US?
Do we really love the homosexual who wants to marry their significant other? I know some do, but how about US?
What are we known for?