25 August 2018

What is a Christian? ~ Flawed

Greetings Dear Reader,

This is one of those places where we become so myopic.  We see the flaws of others and think that ours may not be as bad.  We assign levels of degree to our sin so that we have people to judge. 

We are all flawed and we refuse to see that our flaws are part of the cognitive problem.  Our flaws are what cause us to not think properly of God and our neighbor.  They are what move us to think that the failings of others deserve judgment and ours deserve mercy and grace. 

I am flawed. I am a crooked stick with bumps and knots.  It is when I forget this that I begin to judge others and fail to love them.  It when others forget this that they blame and shame those around them to feel better about their own failures.   If we are going to think well, then we must realize that the only flaws we focus on is our own for the purpose of eradicating it. 

When we see the flaws in others or are impacted by them in a negative way, that is opportunity.  It is our opportunity to be loving, kind, and forgiving.  Sometimes it takes great effort or sacrifice to look past the flaws or others.  It is worth it. 

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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