As much as I dislike many things that my fellow Christians do (as I’m sure they dislike things I do on an equal level, if not more), I can’t help but feel a little guilty for how often I have thrown my brothers and sisters under the bus.
I speak often of ecclesial unity, yet am quick to draw a line between those who share differing opinions and myself. When you think about it, it’s not unlike a form of political posturing that we see day in and day out on the major news outlets. I will very quickly put distance between myself and someone who professes faith, yet acts in a manner that is unbecoming, as if this deed alone would absolve me from any guilt by association.
The truth is, if I’m not willing to carry my wayward brother in his darkest of moments, then I shouldn’t be surprised when I am alone in mine.
Thanks to MPT for the inspiration, even if I don’t always agree with everything you say.