I have never understood how some people can say "blood is thicker than water".
I believe that GOD is what connects people. Not our human blood.
What we all need to realize is that as GOD's people, we are to LOVE each other. PERIOD. We were not put here to judge. That is GOD's job.
If we REALLY follow GOD's word, then we should not be speaking out of both sides of our mouths.
You cannot profess to be a follower of Christ, yet be arrogant and showboat your blessings.
You cannot profess to love God and be a disciple of HIS . . . and yet refuse to FORGIVE.
If you hear "gossip" regarding someone saying something about you, GO TO THAT PERSON PRIVATELY and discuss it with them. DO NOT assume the worst. People like to stir up stuff. So, keep that in mind.
If you REALLY want to be more like Christ, you should be reaching out to
others, even those that you feel offended by or you just plain don't
like. As a follower, you are also a LEADER. It is NOT your place to
decide who you want to share the love of God with and who you don't. He
tells us to share it with ALL. He does not want ANY of us to perish.
I am not saying that you should be mindless in your pursuit to help others come to know HIM. What I AM saying, is that you need to be mindful and pray. Listen to what God puts on your heart. Use the wisdom HE gives you to do the work HE wants you to do.
If you are reading this and wondering how this affects you, then sit down with your Bible, pray, and ask God to reveal to you what you should be doing. You may not like what you hear, but as you mature in your relationship with HIM, you will come to LOVE HIS people and HIS ways more and more.