Those Crazy Christians

Posted: October 7, 2014 in World On The Edge

ChristiansWhat does it mean to be a Christian? Does it mean you’re better than most people because you go to church on Sunday?

I don’t think so.

Here’s what the Bible says: “It is not anyone who says to me,” Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

A Christian is a person who believes in Jesus, develops a personal relationship with him, and lives every day according to his teachings and values. The Christian life is an imitation of Christ, but it is more. It is being transformed into Christ, sharing his life, being here and now his hands and feet and eyes and ears. He lives in us and uses us to do now among men the things he did 2,000 years ago.

Being a Christian means coming to understand that there is more to life than just what meets the eye or enters the ear. We realize that God is present to us and touches us, for example, through the beauty of a sunset or a snowfall, the care and concern of our mother, the delight of being in love and our desire to give of ourselves to other people. And being a Christian means trusting that God is always with us, that no matter what we’ve done, he will welcome a repentant soul, a soul who turns back to Him. Being a Christian means we know we can change for the better, and try to.

In other words, It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me….Galatians 2:20

Each Christian, then, is Christ among us. When we look at another person and see Christ in them, only then can we call ourselves Christian.

Comments
  1. Kaye, this is IT in a nutshell, everything you’ve stated here. It’s what our lives are about. Galatians 2:20 is a verse that has helped me overcome many temptations through the years.

    I’m so grateful to have met Christ in you.

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