put upon a person to conform to the beliefs, customs, and lifestyle of
others diminishes their experience with fellowship. The more we foster
individualism, the more fellowship can grow and blossom. To foster love
we must help others be who they really are in God's image, not who we
want them to be or not how we would like them to be. Even when others
exhibit immoral and destructive behavior, we must first accept them as
persons in spite of their behavior. In addition, we cannot hope to bring
change in a person's lifestyle or morality if we reject them. When we
accept someone we show them we care about them…a rarity in the life of
many persons, especially in the life of those persons who often engage
in sinful and immoral behavior.
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These words were posted at one of Shepherd's Care Ministries Sites
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