Being like Christ is NOT being a better follower of the rule book! He came to the most law abiding and law teaching group on earth at that time and He said things that made Him a target for their hate and an eventual person that would be so hated that they had to have Him killed! So what idea did He teach that was so messed up?
How messed up is this idea?
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35
This idea must be seriously flawed!
This idea can’t be real!
This idea is only for a dream world that doesn’t exist!
But let me say that after all the objections to this idea, this philosophy, this non-dogmatic, non-condemning way to live was shared first by the only One who ever lived, died and was resurrected just for You!
God Loves You! God Loves the rapist! God Loves the thief! God Loves the most unlovable person you can think of and this is how people will know we belong to Him- we will too!
When a person catches a hold of Grace it is a growth process unlike any other you will ever experience that leads you to become a Lover unlike any other!
God didn’t call you to Love only the ones that think like you! Once you start to grow in the knowledge of the Freedom Grace provides the Love He will flow through you is nothing short of miraculous!
Why then did I write about this idea being flawed? Because so many churches that I have visited are so busy being anti-this and anti-that or political this and growth that- that they forget the ONLY thing that matters is LOVE!
The church of God is to be a light on a hill for All to see and if we miss that – what shall we say to God? “Well God I got this candidate elected and he voted in agreement with my congregation.” See how well that flies!
Find a time and a place where you probably won’t be disturbed and just take a moment to focus on Being Here Now! To accomplish that take a couple of deep cleansing breathes, close your eyes and as you go back to relaxed normal breathing practice this:
Breathe in and say:
“God make me”
Breathe out and say:
“A beacon of Love”
Practice this for a few weeks and remember you were not called to Love just those who think like you- even the sinners do that- Love like there is no tomorrow and Forgive like there was no yesterday- To All!