You could be a super Christian. You might do all the right things and really have a deep and personal relationship with God. But here’s the thing. If you’re not loving others, all the good you do doesn’t really mean that much.
As Christians, we should be standing up for what’s right. When we see someone hurting or not making good choices, we should be leading them back to God, but we also can’t become jerks about it. We’ve got to respond to others in love. Because others, just like us, need God’s mercy and grace.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:2 (NIV)
So today, stand up for what’s right. But as you do, be sure that you’re doing it with a heart of love. Speak the truth, but speak it so that your heart is right and loving.
So if you’ve found that sometimes you aren’t kind when someone makes a mistake or when they don’t follow after God, realize that you can be a part of the solution. Help them find their way to God, but in a loving, kind way. And then pray and see how the Holy Spirit can help lead you to be part of the way back to God.