Scripture for today: John 3:16
I once worked part-time at a big and tall men’s clothing store in Kennesaw. One evening, four people came in the store – 3 women and a man. I greeted them all but since we are a men’s store, I directed my attention to the lone man in the group. I asked, “How can I help you?”
He pointed toward one of the ladies in the group and said, “We need to buy a sport coat.”
I admit, I was kind of surprised. I mean, we are a men’s store … and a lady wanted to purchase a sportscoat?
Well, I gathered myself and said, “All right, walk this way please. I need to get some measurements.”
The lady stepped forward and I carefully measured her (and I mean CAREFULLY).
The next day I was subbing in school and I asked the kids if they had ever heard of a lady wearing a men’s blazer. One girl said she did. Said they fit her better.
I thought, “Potts, it’s a different world. You have to adjust.”
This is what I learned: I made a judgment and I was wrong. Christians can make the same mistake. This world is different folks. I mean, everywhere we go we see how different this world is.
So, what do we do about it? Well, we can fight it and argue about it or we can adjust and love it. That doesn’t mean we will like everything. But we are doing no good throwing stones at it.
The world is what it is. People dress differently. They believe differently. They think differently.
But people are still people. People need love. They need forgiveness. They need Hope. Let’s give those things instead of criticism and judgment.