Monday, February 28, 2011

The Christian Label

I am a Christian. I am a Bible believing, God-loving woman.

I have a family members that are getting divorced.
I have friends that have had an abortion.
I have family members and friends that are gay.
I have family members that do not talk to each other (and haven't for years).
I have friends that do not go to church and do not believe in God.
I have friends that have a bi-racial marriage.
I have friends that have had DUIs.
I have friends and family members that are teetotalers.
I have friends and family members that do not understand why I like pinot noir (my current favorite).
I have friends and family members that may be doing drugs.
I have friends and family members that don't know what I have drugs I have tried.
I have friends and family that strongly oppose our military's involvement overseas.
I have friends and family that cuss. I cuss sometimes.
I have friends that are overly religious to the point of getting on my nerves.
I have friends that are pointedly liberal to the point of accepting anything and everything no matter how unreasonable it may seem.

I am a Christian.
I am a Bible believing, God loving women, who struggles with many worldly issues (both from my past and present).
I am a Christian.
I do not agree with every choice made by those that do not embrace my faith.
I believe in God. It may not seem reasonable or logical. Still, I chose my faith.
I am a Christian.
That label does not mean I am naive, intolerant or unloving.

6 comments:

John and Carrie said...

I like this post. Especially your last line.

Alicia said...

I think I have the same list!! LOL

Honey said...

and I have C-H-R-I-S-T IN MY H-E-A-R-T....

Nicole said...

Hear, hear!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful!

Foursons said...

And that is the power of His grace. Gotta love Him for that fact alone.

Can you imagine if we judged all those things you mentioned that other people do? What complete hypocrites we'd be.