Monday, September 6, 2010

Oddballs: Part Three (We, As Christians, Are still called to Love the Unloveable)

Jesus told us to go to Gentile countries (composed of other races) and to love one another. This was significant because the Jews would not go near someone from another country. They avoided Samaria at every cost and Jesus told them to love them and build relationships with them. Christians are still called to “love the unlovable (gays, Muslims, homeless, sex offenders, abortion clinic workers, etc.)”

I know that loving some of these groups may seem difficult, but we are called to be in the world and love the people “of the world.” I am not saying that Christians need to change their beliefs or give up their own morals. I am saying that it is not moral to hate or discriminate against these people groups simply because they are different or even because they have made some “huge” mistakes. “Let him without sin cast the first stone.”

Jesus loves “the other” as much as he loves anyone. And if Jesus, the only perfect person to ever live, loves a murderer it seems like we don’t have the right to cast judgment.

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