What would the world look like if all Christians lived like Mark 12:30-31 tells us to? For those who don’t know, this is the verse where Jesus tells us that we should “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Basically, we are to love everyone no matter what. The word neighbor doesn’t mean just the people who are easy to love, or those the same color as we are, or even those who have the same sexual orientation. We are to love everyone the way God loves us.
There is no stronger lesson from Jesus than this, yet too many Christians live as if this was never said from Jesus’ mouth. Not only do they worship other Gods, i.e. money, power, but they go against other people.
Not to make this blog political but sometimes I just need to point out the hypocrisy in the Christian community. President Trump claims to be a Christian, yet sometimes he doesn’t sound much like one. He insults those he considers his enemies. Actions that are not very Christian-like.
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mahatma Gandhi
While Christians praise President Trump for passing anti-abortion laws or praying out in the open, we don’t say a word when he behaves unchristian-like. By being quiet, we come off as hypocritical just like half the movie stars in Hollywood.
Imagine if President Trump stopped the angry rhetoric and behaved like the Christian he claims to be. Would there be all this animosity in our country? Maybe, but he should at least do his part to not incite. And we, as Christians, should do our part to point out when he, or others who claim to be Christians, are not treating others in a dignified way.
I know he is still growing in his Christian life, so we need to pray for him, and show him when he is doing things that go against God. And who knows, maybe he’ll one day become the man God truly wants him to be.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section below, and I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.