The Gentle Christian

“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love”, (Ephesians 4:2 ESV)

Many so-called Christians are not gentle at all. They are when things are going their way.  But if something doesn’t suit them, they become mean, arrogant, and generally manifest anything but a Christ-like spirit. They are woefully immature, understand absolutely nothing of the person and teaching of Jesus, and cause serious temptations for the Christians who are trying to do right. I fear their souls are in grave danger if they do not repent. And the sad thing is, they do not see that they are acting this way. I pray for them. I really do.

The task for the rest of us, who are trying to do right, is to forgive them, pray for them, and treat them with kindness and patience. This is hard to do when it seems there is no desire on their part to change their behavior. They don’t think they need to change and they have acted this way for years and in some cases for decades. But, we must still be kind, gentle, forgiving,  and patient. I must love others whether they love me or not. That’s what Jesus did.

May God help us and them.

Lord Jesus Christ,  Son of God, be merciful to me a sinner.

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