This post is directed toward my fellow Christian readers so all you heathens (lol!) read at your own risk.
How many of us truly follow the thoughts and actions of Christ? Or how many of us at least TRY to follow His example?
It seems to me from what I have observed that unfortunately many of us do not.
I know the slogan 'What Would Jesus Do?' has become somewhat of a corny cliche but it really should direct us in our own thoughts and deeds.
God Himself came to Earth in the form of a human in Jesus. And one of the reasons He did so was to live His life on Earth as a model for the rest of us to emulate and pattern our own lives on.
It is hard. Terribly hard. But it IS what we should be striving toward. In anything and everything we do, we really should be stopping to ask ourselves, "is this what Jesus would do?" And if it isn't, perhaps we should re-think our actions.
Let me give some political examples.
Abortion. Would Jesus kill a baby? Nope.
Gay Rights. Would Jesus go gay-bashing and tell these people they are less than human? Nope.
Torture. Would Jesus strap a guys nuts to a car battery? Nope.
Death Penalty. Would Jesus have someone killed for a crime? Would He forgive them? Go read your Bible and get back to me on that one.
I don't need to go any further with that. People can try to justify their actions any way they want but when it all comes down to it, we really need to think how Jesus would handle a given situation and base our own outcomes on that. That is, is He IS the example we claim to follow (heathens if you are still reading, please disregard LOL!).
Sure, it might inconvenience your own personal freedoms sometimes. Sure our emotions get the better of us on particular issues sometimes. But if we are being honest with ourselves, you know I am right.
Please try to follow the example of Christ in all you do. And pray that I can do the same.