If you are Christianese, I love you but leave me alone. If you have a culture of Christian friends and don't associate with sinners, I love you, really I do, but please leave me alone. If you hate television and movies and music because you think they are evil, and judge me for liking them, I love you still, but leave me alone.
Not everything has to be the end of the world. Relax. Take a breath and remember that we have freedom in Christ. Not to rebelliously sin, but to make mistakes and be forgiven. Some things are just fun. They make you smile and promote quality time with your family. Some movies have bad words. Some are innocent enough and others are gratuitous. Know the difference as God's Spirit shares your eyes.
Not every person who swears is ignorant. If you have had a baby outside of marriage, it doesn't mean you are to be cut off from the Church. If you struggle with any addiction, it doesn't mean you aren't worthy of respect and love and should be treated as an outsider.
Just because you give to charity or do really noble things, it doesn't make you righteous. You can't earn that, ever, so please stop trying to make people believe you are holy, because you're not, none of us are. We all sin and are sinners, hopefully saved by the grace and power of God.
If someone likes different things than you, it doesn't mean they are lower than you, it just means they think differently. If you disagree, it doesn't mean you are right and they are wrong just because you say it. If you live a life without grace and forgiveness, you live a life apart from what God is trying to do in you. Stop it right now. Rethink. Remodel. React. Go back and clean up your mess. An apology goes a long way and can show another person the love of God.
We should look different. But not because we don't watch TV or listen to secular music, but because we love those that no one else does. That is the difference Jesus taught. Please speak a language the world understands. Love.
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