What Do You Stand For?

Chris Martin Writes

I guess this post will be sorta-kinda like a follow up to my earlier post, “What’s in a Name?”. I feel like people know and label Christians not so much for what they stand for, but what they stand against, or protest against. That’s not how I want to be remembered. This topic reminds me of a great song by Casting Crowns entitled Jesus, Friend of Sinners. The lyric goes “Nobody knows what we’re for only what we’re against when we judge the wounded. What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did.”

That is so true. I may be way off with this mindset, but here is how I see things. When we picket, protest, or boycott, we are immediately saying “You’re wrong. I’m right.” Even if we know in our minds that we are hating the sin but not the sinner…

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