During this long winded one sided... mmm conversation (?) someone I don't know emails me to probably encourage me a bit. But her statement hit me like a ton of bricks. She said,
I know when someone enters a conversation with a declaration of a Bible verse, that their mind is snapped shut.
Yikes!! Right?! Instantly my mind pops to
Our lives may be the only Bible people ever read.
So with that in mind, is the judgement of others really what God wants us leading with his word? Narrow minded and harshness? I don't know about you alls religious teachings - but MY church teaches:
Above all else keep the 2 great commandments: Love God above all else & Love your neighbor as you love yourself.
So how did this situation resolve itself? Well some folks think I'm too touchy. Some folks are offended (remember just because someone doesn't comment on your facebook post doesn't mean they aren't reading!!) and I'm reminded that In Your Face isn't the sort of Christian I am. I love the principle: Preach the gospel always, sometimes even use words. I want to be happy in the Lord and have others want what I have. And yes, I will admit that I de-friended the judgement preacher. Quite frankly after knowing how she felt about my faith, which is inseparable from myself, it reminded me to follow peace and leave quarrelsome people to quarrel amongst themselves. I hope that peace is with you... and for the record I really do hope that peace can be with them as well. One day when they find peace perhaps we can have coffee :o)