"God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him." John 3:17
One of the many things I love about my Lord and Savior is that he is a loving Father. I can picture him holding me close as we walk side by side. There is more than just one story in the Bible that paints the picture of a lost child coming home to the open arms of Abba Father- and you know what's so amazing about those loving arms? They don't condemn.
One thing I've been learning recently is that I need to be pursuing the qualities of Jesus everyday. I shouldn't be choosing which ones are the easiest to follow but working towards attaining the hardest. For some people, acceptance of anyone and everyone comes easy for them, and I admire that. I believe that sometime we get a little too high on the pedestal of life and forget to check our attitudes and actions.
We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God- every one of us- but you know what's amazing?
"Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us...he did it on his own, with no help from us!" Ephesians 2: 4-5
If God can do that and we call ourselves "Christ followers", than we should walk in that way also.