Something has been on my heart a lot lately and I thought I would pop on here and share my thoughts. Let me start by saying that I know not everyone follows the same religion and I know some people aren’t religious at all…and that’s okay! I think everyone has a right to believe in whatever they want to believe in; with that being said, I do think that we should all try and being loving individuals that care about others. Why must we constantly tear people down because they don’t believe in the same things that we believe in? Why must we spew hurtful and hateful rhetoric towards those that choose to live a different way than we do? I’m not saying that we always have to agree with each other’s lifestyle choices, but we certainly don’t have to condemn one another for them either. In Matthew, the Lord asks us to be the light for all to see, how can we possibly be a light for anyone if we are constantly tearing each other down?
I challenge everyone to think before they judge someone based on their circumstances or lifestyle choices; just because someone doesn’t see things as we see them, doesn’t mean they are wrong. I’m not perfect, and I certainly would never claim to be, but I do my best. I try and listen without judgement and offer advice in the most loving way I know how. As a Christian, I want (and strive) to love people the way that Jesus loves me, unconditionally and without reservation. I hope that my light shines bright and that people feel they can trust and confide in me regardless of my beliefs. I guess I’m just hoping that we can learn to love one another despite our differences and that people are able to live happy, healthy, full lives!