Christians love (or, at least try real hard to love)

Christians love.

Yeah, that’s right, I said it.  Christians try to love.

Oh, I know, I so know-we are also the ones with the Jesus fish on our bumper who cut you off in traffic (or, sometimes worse),  we are the ones who spout out Bible verses at you like it’s the answer to a question (a question you didn’t even ask), yep, we are the ones who will do anything and everything to show you that you need to believe in God, in Christ…we will do anything (drastic) and everything (aggressive) to show you this….

Everything, that is, except be unconditionally loving.

We have a real challenge with that, and if you have been hurt by a Christian, or Christianity in general in the past, I want to take a moment to apologize.  I’m sorry for all the hurt, the non-love we have caused.

The thing I know for sure is this: God is love.  God loves.

God loves every one of us; those who go to church and think that they are somehow better than everyone else,

those who stay at home at eat cheese puffs instead (not that I’ve ever been this person),

those who are shallow,

thin,

ugly,

mean…

All of us, and God loves all the shades of us too-our nice side, our dark side, all of it.

Even that tiny tattoo that no one need know about.

So, please let this be an invitation to you-you who are Christians, or not, or somewhere in between….come in from the cold, and let’s all be nice to each other, ahem, loving, if you will.

I’m quite certain that love is the answer to any of our problems.

You are welcome here-whoever you are, at whatever place you may be-

Liz

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