Thursday, 23 August 2012
Because of the deep mystery of infinite love, Christians can often fail in understanding its meaning for the world. We are told not to judge for a reason, because we are blind to the inner man and the dignity of those around us. For did not Christ say he was in the least, the poor, the unattractive, and the despised.
So who do Christians despise? In them is found Christ. We are called upon to simply love, though there is nothing simple about it, for to do that the heart has to be opened to the love, mercy and forgiveness of God’s grace. What we freely receive, we must freely give.
Yes there is failure, but in Christ each moment is a new beginning; not only for us, but for all. When have you despised someone? What does it mean to you to know that Christ is in that person? Does it change the way you view the people you don't like?
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