Okay, this is a tough one, because if I walk with Jesus, I should have a whole lot of people who are not followers yet, hanging around me.
I know, Jesus attracted the unattractive of society, the sinners, those separated from God, like bees to a hive.
They just loved Him.
The religious leaders of the day couldn’t figure that out – Jesus scored zero points for loving them, accepting them into His circle of influence and eating with them.
I have to say, my review of who I hang out with includes mostly like-minded followers of Jesus, who also hang out with like-minded followers of Christ.
There are excuses running through my mind right now and, in vain, I am trying to justify my actions, but I am stopping because the truth is the truth. I have to create time to give to those I am reaching with the gospel. It is not good enough to go into their turf, share, and then go back home to my safe place and my friends, until I need to go and drop in to my mission field next week.
Based on who is hanging around me, I have a lot of work to do before I can say I am walking like Jesus.