I was listening to the Southern Gospel station on XM34 yesterday and heard the host of the radio show talking to an artist about a song that he/his group performs. The artist was seeking God and asking Him what He wanted them share. The answer he received was – “Tell them I love them.”
What a simple, profound truth. It is, however, not always the easiest thing to do. Too often, because of hurt or insecurity or what we have been taught, our attitude is that of condemnation. We see how a person does or doesn’t act and get caught up in passing judgment. Quite frankly, judging is often easier than loving, but that attitude isn’t what God wants from us and it interferes with our real job, which is to love.
Negative and judgmental attitudes aren’t affective in bring others to a faith in Christ. I believe that as Christians our first and most important job is love. After that we should strive to live out our lives so that others can see that there is a difference in us. We don’t need to beat them over the head with a bunch of do’s and don’ts – we need to tell them that God loves them and desires a relationship with them. We need to stay busy doing what God called us to do and let the Holy Spirit do His job, which is to refine each one of us.