Do you know who has had the audacity to break my heart? To make me want to give up on humankind? Who has absolutely deserved a kick in the groin and a slap in the face?
And I don't mean the real deals, I mean the ones claiming to be Christians - the ones who actually claim to follow Jesus Christ himself - and who are absolutely positively the most vile, prideful, disrespecting, violent, hurtful human beings on the face of the planet.
You claim to be better than someone else? You say that those people "aren't worthy" because of their background or social circumstance or GOD FORBID their sexual orientation (yep, I said it)?
HOW. DARE. YOU.
If Christ himself would never say those things, or do those things, who are you? Who do you think you are?? Do you really think you're better than he is?
"Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone." - John 8:7
So go ahead, Oh Sinless One, you cast that stone.
You blameless, perfect, wonderful being. CAST IT.
I. DARE. YOU.
Yes, I am a bit angry. Angry enough the throw some card tables maybe. Not that I'm trying to compare myself to Christ, cause God knows I'm a screw up. But at least I admit it. I may not be perfect, or anywhere close, but I do think I know what it means to follow Christ. And it starts with LOVE.
We are to be patient, kind, loving and gentle. PERIOD. Through that love HE will be known, because that is who HE is.
Less of you and more of HIM.
And go read Philippians 2 while you're at it.