Do You Pick and Choose?

 Isn’t it a shame we live in a society that is driven by popularity, social status, and physical appearance? We are judgemental and conceited; picking and choosing our friends based on social norms; wanting nothing to do with those that do not fit our “little mold”.

You say “Oh, I’m not like that” and I say…

“OH REALLY; Let’s Test That Theory…”

When is the last time you…

  • Hugged a derelict
  • Invited co-worker to your home for dinner
  • Asked a person that wasn’t in your clique to have lunch with you
  • Loaned or gave money to the man on the street corner
  • Bought a cupcake at a bake sale put on by a different denomination
  • Tolerated the person driving 55 in a 65 mph zone
  • Offered to let someone go ahead of you in the grocery store check-out
  • Spoke kind words to the person that seems to be taking their sweet time waiting on you
  • Congratulated a co-worker on receiving the promotion you wanted

Need I say more?

When you get alone before the Lord do you ask Him to teach you to love others? I do…but fall short at times when He calls me to love the unlovely. To love the unlovely might mean we:

  • We are judged and ridiculed by others
  • Go without something we think we “NEED”
  • Are not the center of attention
  • Have to be delayed or inconvenienced
  • Have to humble ourselves

Loving the unlovely is not easy but Jesus did. He was a friend to the poor and a friend to sinners. We are instructed to be tolerant of people and love the unlovely…feed the poor and friend the sinner…

I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

Aren’t you glad Jesus doesn’t pick and choose…You just might not have made the cut!!!

Love Lee ♥

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