what is the measure of a man? someone who is is kind and a friend to someone who can do them absolutely no good.
I’ve been pondering this lately. I believe this is the measure of a man, or woman. As Christians, believers in Christ, “Christ followers”— shouldn’t we be friends to someone who does not have necessarily a “social standing” or no “connections”. After all, Jesus came and was a friend to those “types” of people. HE came for the weak, the weary and the poor. Those people he was a friend, he washed their filthy feet and told parables to them. -They couldn’t do anything for him. They couldn’t give him a golden kingdom and a table with all the finest olive garden foods. There is predigest not only among black, white and hispanic- but in the church. It is a root of the most ugly. A green giant who is ready to kill. I have experienced it in my own life- it hurts and cuts deep into your heart. No one would know the pain until they have felt it themselves. It divides the body of Christ, which is meant to be whole (Eph. 4:3-6). Whether someone offended the other, there is no forgiveness to be found (1 Peter 4:8). Or perhaps one has a very “different” beliefs, there is no fellowship (Rom 14: 5-12). Whatever it is, it is ridiculous. And it needs to stop- it is rare for “fellowship” to be preached, or taught in the Church, however, I think it’s about time we stop wavering the fence (Eph. 4:14) and actually be bold and stand on the Word of God.
Just something to think about. Go out of your way today and help someone. Be a friend to someone you wouldn’t normally be friendly to. Put away childish things. ( hey, i didn’t say it, Paul did!)