There have been quite a few negative comments about Christianity here on RJsCorner and many of them were from me. I want to make it clear with this post that I lament what has become of Christianity not what it is at its core.
When Jesus was asked what it the most important thing about being one of his followers he gave us two commands:
Love God and Love Each Other
He was very adamant that these two eclipsed everything else. In this case, like my Evangelical friends claim they do for every biblical thing, I take his words literally. It is amazing to me that they don’t! They seem to put condition after condition on just what he meant.
- To them, it means all those who agree with what they have been told to believe deserve their love.
- To them, it excludes those of other faiths, particularly Muslims.
- To them, it excludes those who they perceive have not earned their love.
Jesus by his actions showed that these examples were clearly not the case. The other thing he frequently said and James, his brother, totally emphasized in his Epistle is that faith without actions is dead-upon-arrival. Simply saying the words is just not good enough, you have to live them every day of your life.
Words without actions just don’t hack it for me… and shouldn’t hack it for anyone who dares to call themselves followers of Jesus.
Jesus told us to love each other without conditions and that is what each of us should in our hearts and actions do.