I wonder if we even can…
Christians have all but ruined the name of Christ.
How can we spread His love if we keep not loving?
This is so hard for me because sometimes trying to undo the damage is like fighting against the wind. I’ve met people that downright seem to hate anything and everything to do with Christians and our God. We almost can’t speak the word Christ without some attack on our character either point blank or behind the back or in a way that isn’t obvious to anyone but us.
I’ve started asking questions. It’s about time probably. When I say something or type something unpopular, I wait. I know a hater is out there. So I sit back and just wait to see who starts to vomit. Someone always does. Then I ask.
“Who do you mean?”
“What does that mean?”
“Why do you feel that way?”
Sometimes I get no response.
Spewing verbal vomit is so darn easy. Especially when it seems so anonymous. But having to clean up your mess is not pleasant. It’s much like cleaning up real vomit. I’ve had to clean up both. So I know how unpleasant they are.
Please people who claim Christ as your Lord & Savior… PLEASE stop hating on people. You are ruining the name of Christ to those who might otherwise be interested in the love we know and share.
Please people who merely tolerate Christians, but secretly have serious issues with them… PLEASE be honest with us. Why don’t you want us to talk about our faith? Why does it make you so uncomfortable and mad?
What can we do to undo the damage?
The problem might seem huge. But, it starts with one. Let that one be you.
Let this generation make a difference. Let us show love and stop the hate that was shoved onto people before us. Let the hate stop with us. Jesus told us to love and give and turn the other cheek and give your shirt if your coat is stolen and to pray for our enemies.
Undo the damage. It starts with Y.O.U.!
It actually starts with me.