Turn Down the Volume!

By Lisa Are Wulf ~

spiritual-living-turn-down-the-volumeMaybe it’s just me. But I’m troubled by the way Christians treat each other – and the world at large. We seem to be engaged in a shouting match to prove that our opinions, theology, politics, or whatever else are right. And woe to anyone who dares offer a different view.

Somehow the words of the Gospel are lost in the racket. “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians 3:12-14)

No wonder people don’t think much of Christians these days. It’s hard to find Christ in harsh tones and demeaning words. Aren’t we supposed to be known by how we love one another? Sounds like kindness, humility, gentleness and patience need to make a comeback. Where’s the volume switch?