I have been thinking a lot about submission and loving others. I struggle a lot with being angry with people for their sins/faults (against me, people I love, God, etc.) out of a love of justice and then white washing over people's sins (I am big sinner too... who am I to judge). Neither seems right. In fact both seem very wrong, but what is right? What do you guys think?
I read something that made some sense:
"The evil of the pessimist is, then, not that he chastises gods and men, but he does not love what he chastises-he has not this primary and supernatural loyalty to things. What is the evil commonly called an optimist? Obviously, it is felt that the optimist, wishing to defend the honor of this world, will defend the indefensible... We say there must be a primal loyalty to life: the only question is, shall it be a natural or a supernatural loyalty?... Rational optimism leads to reform. Let me explain by using a parallel of patriotism. The main who is most likely to ruin the place he loves is exactly the man who loves it with a reason. The man who will improve the place is the main who loves it without a reason. If a man loves some feature of Pimlico (which seems unlikely), he may find himself defending that feature against Pimlico itself. But if he simply loves Pimlico itself, he may lay it waste and turn it into the New Jerusalem." - G.K. Chesterton (Orthodoxy).
Is this how Christ loves us? Are we suppose to love other's the same way? I never thought of myself lovingly laying waste to people as they are. I can imagine having that kind of relationship with Matt, but it doesn't seem appropriate to with other people. How are we suppose to love family, friends, and brother's and sisters's in Christ? What do you guys think? Any thoughts, scriptures, etc?
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