I love you even though we have nothing in common
I’m not sorry. I’m not sorry I believe what I believe. I’m not sorry that I don’t think like you. I’m not sorry that I feel different. That I don’t act like you or look like you.
Now there are plenty of things I am sorry for. I’m sorry for Stealing. Lying. Cheating. Fighting. For Gluing Chris Edgar’s backpack to the floor in the 6th grade. Oh I have plenty of things I am sorry for. I struggle with being a hypocrite and trying my hardest just to fail.
But I am not now and never will be sorry for my faith in Jesus. I love my God and will do everything I can to try and be more like him daily.
But I am sorry for some of the things that have been said and done in the name of Jesus. I’m sorry someone used Jesus name to insult you. I’m sorry someone used Gods name to kick you when you’re down. I’m sorry someone who claimed to follow Jesus attacked you over your life style choices even tough they had plenty of crap in their lives.
See I realize that just because I believe something that you don’t it doesn’t make us enemies. Just because we don’t see eye to eye doesn’t mean we can’t be friends.
You need to know that I might not be like you. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like you. In fact I’ll do everything I can to show you I love you. See this love isn’t about you and truth be told it isn’t about me. See I love because I was loved first – the Bible tells me in 1 John 4:19 that the only reason I know what love is – is because God loved me when I was hateful, angry, bitter and broken. So now I love because I am loved – Jesus said in John 13:34 that I’m supposed to love you just like he loved me. That’s a love of grace a love of forgiveness a love with out grudges.
So even in our differences strike that because of our differences I am going to try and be the man God be.
I will not hate you. I will not mock you. I’ll offer you a helping hand. I would welcome you into my home. I’d buy you a meal. I’d cry with you. I’d pray for you. I would try to be the friend you needed.
I’m not sorry for what I believe. And I will live daily in a way that you won’t be sorry for knowing me and what I believe.