How did Jesus respond when people sinned against God when he was living on this earth? He spoke to them in love. He met them where they were and took them in when everyone else treated them like outcasts. He gave them living water, Himself, and forgave them for sinning against Him. Then He told them to go and stop sinning. That is the only way to Christ. First the Holy Spirit makes us aware of the sin. Then there is a brokenness that takes place, leading us to ask for forgiveness, to repent. And then Jesus uses His word to teach us His ways and we do what He says, sharing with others what He has done for us so that they can see examples of what it looks like to find a new hope in Christ.
Trying to condemn those around us that don’t know Him will never work. They will only see us as hypocrites, especially if they know us before we accepted Christ into our hearts.
Today I pray that each of us that call ourselves Christians learn to love like Jesus so that we can make a greater impact in bringing those who are hurting to the only one who can truly heal!