A is for Agape
Just recently I realized that when teaching my children about Christianity, I have been laying out fundamental beliefs. I have been explaining the whats of Christianity. We talk about loving each other. We discuss creation and all that was poured into this world. We marvel at the perfectly formed human being and the stars that shine down just for us. I talk about how sad God is when we choose to sin but how loving he s when he forgives that same sin.
Someday, when they are truly versed in the foundations of Christian life and Biblical principle, then and only then will they be ready to put a title on their beliefs. Denominations create lines in the sand that we are afraid to cross. I don’t want my children to be afraid of the world, of their friends and neighbors. Instead, I want them to walk tall and proud in the knowledge that they have of their Mighty God. When they know this truth and why they believe it, they won’t be afraid to stand up for their faith, even their denomination, because it will no longer divide, it will invite.