i've seen a lot of concern lately
some from friends of mine, some from acquaintances
that there is a lot of "anti-Christian" sentiment going around
some are concerned about shows calling Christians "bitches"
some think that there are definite slants against Christianity in the media or on mainstream shows
and while that may be (somewhat) true
i just have one simple question to ask:
have we given anyone (outside our faith) a reason to be pro-Christian?
you see, i see a lot of anti-gay sentiment on those same facebook pages
or anti-anything that isn't Christian in some Christian's opinion
or anti-whatever political party you think isn't right
or anti-...you name it
i don't see a lot of Christians being "pro" anything
(except pro-life, but i won't get into the linguistics of that one)
why in the world, if we aren't standing up for social injustices
if we aren't loving on people the way we are commanded to
if we are speaking ill of anything and everything on the planet that we think is "wrong" or "unnatural"
why on EARTH would we expect anyone to be "pro" us?!
i've been accused of being "too soft" in the past
of showing too much compassion or too much tolerance for others.
i'm sorry (actually i'm not), but i'd MUCH rather err on the side of too much mercy and grace
than be a part of the "anti-everything" movement that pervades our faith community.
i'm here to tell you, that i'll be pro whatever helps me reach the ones who are longing for hope
i'm pro-LIFE, pro abundant God-filled amazing life
i'm pro mercy
and no, i don't always get it right
but my errors (like everyone else's) are covered in grace
and if i love too much for your taste?
get used to it :-). i'll be loving on people until i draw my last breath
because that is my calling