Monday, August 13, 2012


Good friend Rick Atchley said that to be Christ-like is to be like Christ.  Well, that's close to what he said, I think.

It is a constant warning in the gospels for us to like people who would be pictured as sinners.  Never are we coerced to like the sin; but perpetually to like the sinner.  We saved sinners tend to blur these lines.

The church is called to like people.  Stances are taken at times which go over the boundaries of disliking sin to the extent of also disliking the sinner.

Perhaps we can work on this a bit to where we will find that we like more people today than we did yesterday.  And maybe by this effort we might find our hearts growing to be more Christ-like and, simultaneously, the kingdom of God would seem to be broadening.

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