“He picks his nose, snorts loudly, rambles on an on about
nothing, and I don’t want to talk to him.”
That was my thought as I saw Kevin enter the bookstore where
I worked. Kevin (not his real name) was a regular
customer, and every time he visited I did everything I could to avoid him.
Great attitude for someone who calls himself a Christian,
don’t you think?
Great attitude for someone who has been a leader in several ministries, don’t you think?
That moment, as a bookstore employee, and as a follower of
Kevin was, to me…unlovable.
It hurts to be honest with myself like this. To look at this situation and speak truthfully about what
was going on.
God has called his followers to represent Jesus Christ not
only to people who look like me, talk like me, walk like me, vote like me…or
even hold the same attitude toward personal hygiene as me…
God has called his followers…me...to represent Jesus Christ to
every man and every woman who needs his care.
People like Kevin…
Who are the “Kevins” in your life?
Who have you considered unlovable?
I’d like to challenge you to think about it, and to think
about what it means to represent Jesus to those people.
Not because I am someone pointing my finger at your
But because I can see Kevin in my mind, and it hurts.
It hurts, doesn't it?
But it doesn’t have to hurt in the future. Together we can love our
neighbors, and love our “Kevins.”
We can choose today to start>