Before Christ, I often railed on judgmental Christians. After Christ, I’ve continued to do so from time to time. But Wendy’s mother emailed me awhile back and pointed out:
Being judgmental of the Judgmental is still… judgmental.
I contemplated what she said for a long time, and still contemplate it today, and her words have helped me get rid of a lot of bitterness. It’s not all gone, but it’s going.
One of my favorite Gandhi quotes:
“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
I would like to see that perception of Christians changed, wouldn’t you? The answer to making that perception change can also be found in another Gandhi quote:
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
It starts with me. I am the only person I can really change, a task made easier with God’s assistance.
“God, please help me.”