Sunday, October 7, 2007

why can't we love without judging

is being a good Samaritan also about stopping for those who hide there cuts and hurts? or is it just about helping those who are openly hurting and in need.

people wear masks, we all do. some of us put on a mask depending on where we go or what we are doing. maybe we are not fully aware of our masks but we all have them. i have masks, i don't want everyone to see my hurt. i had a lot of masks in college. i wore the good girl mask when i went home. when i went out with my sorority sisters i wore the party girl mask, and when i went to bible study i wore the i love Jesus mask.

why are we so hard on people who put on masks and act one way somewhere but when they get around certain people they act another way. As someone who used to wear masks and still does to some extent do or did i really believe that no one could see or does see through the mask. and do people really believe no one can tell when they have a mask on?? and whether we wear masks or others do, does it really matter??

shouldn't we love one another even if we don't condone their actions?

some people, including myself, get in their mind that they know how someone should act or react to a situation. and when we react differently people get all upset because our reaction or actions don't fit their beliefs, morals, or plan for us. can't we just live our own lives and lovingly convey to someone when we are concerned for them instead of kicking them in the heart??

MAYBE WE JUDGE OTHERS SO THAT WE CAN DEFLECT THE ATTENTION AWAY FROM OURSELVES SO THAT OUR UGLINESS AND HURTS CAN STILL BE HIDDEN.

now i am not saying that it is okay for our fellow Christians to do what they please. we don't have to condone their actions just love them and accept them not their actions.

if i mess up and don't react or act as you think i should please still love me. and please love your neighbor to spite their mishaps.





(sorry the first sentance didn't make sense. I had 5 minutes to blog before we left to see Toby Mac)

3 comments:

anna said...

yeah, when Jesus told us to love others, he knew it wouldn't be a walk in the park.

we all struggle with this, don't we?

i'd like to meet someone who doesn't...

JennRoogles said...

yeah me too. i find that i get so wrapped up in the things that were instilled in me when i was growing up about right and wrong and sometimes it's hard to get past that. i am trying so hard to love no matter what. i know that when i make mistakes i need love so who am i to not love when someone else makes a mistake. everyone needs love.

Sarah said...

Amen sista!