Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Explanation - 1
I figure I'd better define why these three C's are so relevant to my life. First and foremost is Christianity. I am a believer and follower of the risen Lord, Jesus Christ. I believe firmly that he died for our sins and that he will one day return to battle Satan and win to triumph over the evil of this world. I also believe that there are a lot of "Christians" who say, but don't do. Being and doing are two separate things and both are hard sometimes. For example, being a Christian in an environment of such hatred and anger is very hard. It makes it even harder to do what we need to do as Christ followers. It is hard to show love to all of our neighbors even when we don't agree with them and know that they themselves don't believe. Christ was not specific about who not to love, but rather said love your neighbor as yourself. Love and respect is not deserved by any human as we are all sinners, but to obey the laws of Christ we must love and respect others even if we don't agree with them. This does not mean that we have to like them, we just have to show them love and respect because doing this is an act of our love for Christ and we are to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.