(copyright photo Fundacja Bread of Life, Poland)
Unfortunately, Richard didn’t get his blog writing done…this time! I’ll get him next time. But, today, I’d like to share with you a short lesson that Richard was able to share with a group of Amercian teenagers that came to Poland this summer. Hopefully, it resonates in your heart that we are to judge not…but love much! God bless
Richard and a group of teenagers in Poland for a cultural exchange found a man lying on the street highly intoxicated. He was covered in tattoos, very tattered, and dirty.
After attempting to help this man the best they could in his current condition, Rich spoke to the teens later and said, “That man…He had many “visible” signs of his sin. But you should be very aware, while that man’s sins may have been visible, never forget that we all have sin. Sometimes we are just better at hiding ours.”
Friends—it’s true—sometimes we are too quick to judge those we see in sin and forget to check internally into our own hearts and lives.
And, in the end, we have seen many like this man—literally lying on the streets in utter waste—become completely transformed by the Grace of God!
Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons!
2Corinthians 5:17, The Message
(This post is from a June post on B/L’s FB page)