Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Just a simple quote...
I thought I would share a quote I read this morning.
"It is not Christ's follower that, with averted eyes, turns from the erring, leaving them unhindered to pursue their downward course. Those who are forward in accusing others, and zealous in bringing them to justice, are often in their own lives more guilty than they. Men hate the sinner, while they love the sin. Christ hates the sin, but loves the sinner. This will be the spirit of all who follow Him. Christian love is slow to censure, quick to discern penitence, ready to forgive, to encourage, to set the wanderer in the path of holiness, and to stay his feet therein."
The Desire of Ages, pg. 462, emphasis supplied.
Isn't that interesting. Are we following Christ in everything, including how we treat the erring?
Just a thought.
Looking to Him,