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Welcome, don’t express your opinion

welcome do not express your opinionThis is a pretty good rule to keep humility as part of our character – especially among strangers.

When we are too opinionated around people we do not know, we could end up disputing with someone who is a brand new Christian or weak in a certain area of their faith and that can mess them up pretty good.

Having a spirit of hospitality and welcoming them in regardless of the smell of smoke on their clothes or the tattoos on their arms or when you see them holding hands with a person of the same-sex or dressed inappropriately or very well dressed and should add very poorly dressed – will make us like a breath of fresh air.

My son has a friend who just feels like everyone is staring at him or judging him or talking behind his back when he walks in the church.  Yes, he is different.

Problem is that he has a right to feel that – no one ever has welcomed him.

Now he is asking if we know of a biker church or another church that has weird people who attend, or at least accepts people with disabilities and social challenges.  We have finally conceded that of the 25 churches in our community, not one has accepted him and we have to go out and find another somewhere else.

I love the thought of welcoming.  Jesus welcomed me just as I am.  I love Him for that.  Yes, I have changed a lot, that is why I enjoy walking with Him every day, but it was that welcome that changed my life.

 

 

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“Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emman′u-el” (which means, God with us)." Matthew 1:23 RSV
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