Learning the way of freedom… continued
Religiousness vs Love
first thing that come to mind is how people like to think good of themselves and judge others thinking how bad others are, despising them and trying to enforce certain rules or certain point of view. Nobody likes when an opinion is being enforced on them.
So, my question is how can I share my believe in Jesus, my faith and all that I believe in, how can I evangelize if it looks as if I am just trying to enforce what I think is right and true. Somebody else may think differently, and for him it will also be the truth and the right thing. Is it possible to have several different things as all truths at the same time?..
Anyway, what I am trying to learn here is to become free of judgments about other people. Knowing what is right and what is wrong can make you judgmental very easily. The objective is to take a person the way he is, with all his way of thinking and behaving, loving what is there, not thinking bad of someone who did the thing you consider to be wrong, and not changing your attitude towards that person. Our God is like that. He knows the worst thing about us and still He loves us the same, not a single thing on this earth can make God’s love for us more or less. God is free to love a person with such an amazing, crazy and unconditional love.
I am learning this kind of freedom.. it takes courage, patience, wisdom and time to get there. To be so free that you don’t care what the person has done or what he is doing now, what is his belief, is he doing what you think is right or is he, according to ‘your belief’, is a ‘hopeless sinner’ or whatever .. and to be free to have a good attitude to this person and love him the way God loves.
Jesus when on earth did not mind to spend time with those who religious people considered to be ‘sinners’. Jesus did not have this despising attitude as the Pharisees did, at the same it does not mean that He approved wrong behaviors, He just treated people with love, no matter if it was a prostitute, a tax collector or a sick person. Definitely unconditional love did some magic there =)