It's hard not to sit and wonder what goes through God's mind when those who consider themselves "God's people" take joy in the death of one who has rejected God. There's an attitude of "They'll get theirs in the end." HA HA HA... But somehow we forget that "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked."
The same can be said on the other side of the coin about people who see "leaders" in the church fail, who turn out to be just as human, just as frail as the rest of us, and there's an attitude of "I always knew he was a hypocrite."
We like to think of ourselves as "above it all," or "better than them."
So many of us don't share our frailies, nor our weaknesses, because of the attitude of those 'in the church.' But, I also find myself wondering about the other extreme of excusing sinful behavior. Nothing can seperate us from the love of God that's in Christ Jesus. Do I think because someone has had too much to drink that God will turn His back on that person? No. Do I think I need to keep that person from driving? Yes.
We love God, because He first loved us. My behavior should be driven by my first and foremost love for God, not some religious rules and regulations set up by an organization that wants to not only control my behavior, but my life. That's God's job.
I am a falable human being. I will make mistakes. I will sin. I will hurt the people I love. Not because I want to. Not because I set out to. It just happens. That's why God gave us Jesus. We aren't perfect. God knows it.
As I sit here and write this, I know there will be those who are looking for the things I say wrong and will have an 'opinion' about it. I don't need your opinion. As a brother or sister in Christ, I need your love.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
Blessings and Grace,
Love and Peace only in Christ Jesus.
Rambling...I know. That's who I am.
Jesus still loves me, no matter what some may think.