This post 4 of 6 posts where I have been reflecting on a chapter out of the book UnChristian.
The chapter is about Christians being Judgmental we have really caused a lot of pain and negative image because of our own sinfulness. And in the last three posts we saw the negative. We saw how Christians are wrong to be so judgmental.
But there is hope. There is a way we can be Christians of truth and still reach out to the lost. Key Word from last post was respect: How?
Listen to outsiders.
Don’t be so smart. Don’t pretend to have all the answers.
Have empathy. imagine yourself in their shoes. Really get to know them, their situation! Understand them!!!
Be genuine and real with everyone. Don’t use the relationship to front a “christian agenda.” Be yourself. Allow the Holy Spirit to weave in your faith in the conversation but do not be too aggressive about it. Be conversational. Be real.
Be a friend with no other motive. This speaks BIG!
See them as God does.
Let God judge!