Can you sincerely share the Good News and the love of God with someone and yet disdainfully mention their sins/mistakes as if you're better than them?
I believe that when we truly love someone like Jesus does, and are trying to reflect who Jesus is to people, we should perhaps hold back on our judgements and see them for who they are.
So what if they're currently in prison serving a sentence for a crime they committed before they were introduced to Christ?
So what if they've sinned in some form or manner?
Do we say things like "they're scary, I wouldn't want them near me!"
How can you say you love them, when you really don't think they're worthy of your love? How can you care for them, and yet think yourself better than them?
How is that extending the grace of God to them?
We're all sinners in our own right. What we have to our advantage is the fact that we weren't caught or publicly punished. But we've still made mistakes.
If we expect God and others to treat us fair, shouldn't we at least do the same to others?
What do you think?
How will you treat someone who is currently serving a sentence in prison for a crime they committed before they knew Christ?
How will you treat them if they've served their sentence and are now wanting to meet you in person?