Yeah, it’s me. Don’t be that surprised. Enough about that. Let’s go. Fundamentalist Christians and evangelical Christians are well acquainted with “Hate the sin, but love the sinner.” Here’s Mark Lowry on that:
“Love the sinner, hate the sin? How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin! I don’t have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you! Hating my sin is a full-time job….How about you hate your sin, I’ll hate my sin and let’s just love each other!”
Here’s the clip (probably from 2008). The quote can be found at 4:27 and goes for about half a minute:
What Mark has said, I’ve been thinking about for awhile. And I’ve come to the same conclusion; I don’t have time to hate someone else’s sin–life is too short.
I want to be more like Jesus and love people. I don’t have to tell people they’re not living right. Chances are they already know. And if they don’t know, it’s still not my job. It’s God’s. And He’s way better at that than I.
In general, I have a pretty good reputation as a fair blogger and here’s why: I know my own foibles too well to get too excited about someone else’s.
And I’m not perfect–far from it. I don’t know everything which is why I will listen to and be respective of other points of view.
That doesn’t mean I’m wishy-washy (I don’t think). It just means that no issue is that important to me. People are way more important.