I’m a Washington Redskins fan. Rabidly. And have been so for many years. So I’ll confess right up front that I’m biased.
I’m a Christian as well. Just as rabidly. And also for many years. Also biased in that regard.
It’s not often that both of those rabid passions combine. When they do, it’s a blessed moment, one that I relish.
And then I saw this, yesterday, a week-old article that I had missed…
Which can also be seen here, in context…
And both include this thought…
At the end of the day, anybody in our locker room who is struggling with something and isn’t perfect – which would be everybody in the locker room – my attitude would be that I want to show love to them in a way that shows them Jesus, and hope that they can encounter the same love that I encountered from Jesus that saved my life.
Show them Jesus.
In a world that throws around the words tolerance and intolerance like rag dolls ready to be thrown at a moment’s notice into someone else’s face, that’s a radical thought. And when Christians treat the Bible in the same way, that’s just as radical.
Although, really, it isn’t as radical as we think.
Show them Jesus.
And the writer of the ESPN article – without stating where he lands with Jesus one way or the other – concludes with this thought…
Again, wherever you come down on the issues of homosexuality or religion, what Cousins says here is refreshing and worth paying attention to. He’s saying we should all treat each other with love and kindness, and help each other out, no matter what. You don’t have to have been raised on the New Testament to think that’d be a pretty nice world in which to live.
So. You want to get their attention, do you?
SHOW THEM JESUS.