“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” 1 Peter 3:15
A friend shared a beautiful podcast with a group. It specifically talks about homosexuality and our response as a Christian, but I think this can easily be applied to a much wider conversation about our response to many issues as believers.
“It’s not enough to have the right theology or stance on an issue. You can still be wrong in the way you talk about it or respond to it.” -Caleb Kaltenbach
In other words, we can be standing on the right side of an issue in a very un-Christlike way.
As the recipients of GRACE, we have to give that grace too… and in a world that is full of the wrong ways to share opinions, this grace offers us a different way to respond. Full of love and full of the Spirit.
Listen to the podcast, and ask this with me: How am I responding to the issues around me today? How can I more authentically live out my faith in a pure and loving way that draws others to Himself?
May your conversations be always seasoned with salt, full of grace, and abounding in the authentic truth and transformation of the Gospel.
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