I agree. The trick (imo) is remembering to love first. I forget sometimes.These are the folks who, regardless of how devoted they may be to the idea of “love the sinner, hate the sin” cannot seem to demonstrate that same love in their actions. It comes off like passion without compassion, and so much of the time it renders the point they so desperately want to share ineffective at best, and unhealthy and hurtful the rest of the time. And they openly wonder why people don’t want to invest in the heaven they speak of, when they themselves appear to be stuck in some kind of perpetual hell already.
I know what you mean.But there are people who are in tender places that are in need of loving kindness and are sincerely seeking a kind word. They already may be hurting more than anyone can imagine, even if they don’t say so. So when I see someone with an apparently gentle soul getting their head flushed down the toilet in the name of Christ, I make no apology for getting a bit riled.
No, no! I read the whole thing. I'll take it as a reminder to myself to remember whom I'm representing.Thanks for reading. (And if you skimmed it, you should go back and read it all because I spent a lot of time writing it. )
Thanks for taking the time to put it so well.