Honestly, I hate Christianity. In fact, I run from it. I can’t stand the music. I despise the denominationalism. Christianity, to me, can be full of condemnation and hypocrites. Christians can be the first to throw a stone based on your outward appearance and actions. They’re the first to tell you the “rules” of hanging with the cool kids. You know the ones with their noses higher than their foreheads. Welcome to the perfect club. “Don’t forget to buy our tshirts.” and “You’re a sinner for not buying that CD.” “Did you see me give in the offering last week? Because I didn’t see you give anything.” “Didn’t see you at church last couple weeks, Backslider.” They are better than you, and they know it and show it.
Ok, I could be over exaggerating but sometimes these statements can be worse. Believe me.
You know, Christians have good motives, they want to please God. Sometimes, though I wish they would love more. You know, love like Jesus. Because in the end it doesn’t matter how I feel about Christianity and in humanities worst moments, Jesus takes away all the shame and welcomes them and me with open arms. We’re all the same. We all fall short. We have all became better than our neighbor at one time or another in our heads. But the good news is: Jesus isn’t carrying our sins anymore. He’s not worried about what people are wearing or what their hair looks like. He’s not worried about our past. He has dropped our sins at the cross and made His arms completely free to welcome you with open arms. Right now He is making a way. “I can’t believe you did that?” or “You did what? Wow.” is NEVER statements Jesus would say. He would NEVER point out our short comings but only bring us back to himself. He’s not one to pick up something that He already took care of thousands of years ago. He actually loves those people who listen to Christian music, and He loves everyone in the different denominations.
So to all the klove fans and Catholics, and to all the other religions and denominations,
No matter how unworthy you feel or who you are, you will never be less loved and welcomed into the family of God then you were yesterday and tomorrow. Jesus is not scared of our sin or mistakes. You were not made to live in the guilt and condemnation of your past. Condemnation will keep you from running to the one person that can save you, while Jesus, the lover of your soul, is running straight toward you. Take a step and embrace it. Here we are in this battle between what our heads believe we deserve and what Jesus has already laid before us: grace. It’s the story of the gospel. It’s the highlight, the gift. Jesus came to redeem the sinner, the lonely, the dirty… so that person can become righteous, cleaned, adopted, free. Trust in Jesus. He will never leave you, divorce you, hurt you. You are not to hard to love. You are not to far away. He has good things in store for you. He loves you.
His love will propel you to a higher life. Keep moving forward.