Christian living- dealing with one 'oops' at a time…

The Christian life should be easy, at least when it comes to relationships. Matthew 18 promises us that we cannot be kicked out of fellowship unless we have been more than adequately warned when we mess up. We are also told that all we need to do is repent and we will be forgiven seven times seventy times (which I am told is not a finite number, but actually means ‘a lot’). 2 Corinthians 2:7 also tells us that, when we do repent and come back into fellowship Christians are to ‘forgive and comfort,’ so we can be sure that, if our heart is right, we will be treated with kindness, love and mercy- correct? We are not to judge, unless we really want to be judged by God by the standard we impose on others, and we are always to remember that we too were once sinner, and that it is only by the grace of God that we do not find ourselves in the other person’s position, doing the same things, or worse. So what’s the problem? Why are Christians known as judgmental and unloving? Come on people, relax and love! (I’ve got my ‘hippie’ shirt on today- Can’t you tell?)

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