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It is so easy to judge, criticize and cast away others who fail to meet our high standards of righteousness. It is so easy to withdraw and walk away from those whose trespasses have marked them as failures.
It is so easy to reject those who have lost their way and leave them to be devoured by the birds of prey. It is so easy to wash our holy hands and have nothing to do with those who are not as perfect as we are.
It is so easy to point our finger at the shortcomings and weaknesses of those unable to be as holy as us. It is so easy to put on our fancy clothes and strut about while scorning those who wallow in the dust.
It is so easy to forget that once upon a time we were as those we love to deride, object to and flee from. It is so easy to close our eyes and never see the hurt, pain and sorrow etched on the faces of the lost.
It is so easy to only be with those who think and live as we do and refusing to allow others into our lives. It is so easy to retreat into the sanctimonious lifestyle of the special people who are better than others.
It is so easy to wake up in the morning thinking only of how God will bless us and make us happy today. It is so easy to fall into the trap of believing life revolves around us and we are the center of everything.
THE WAY is not easy for it demands we reject all the self serving and self promoting fantasies the world programs into us and religion lays upon us as law. To live as Jesus lived is to forgive the sinners instead of stoning them. To live as Jesus lived is to hug the leper instead of running away from him. To live as Jesus lived is to go out of our way to find the downtrodden, hungry and thirsty and offer them comfort, food and water.
Anyone who says it is EASY to live for and like Christ is wrong. It is NOT easy to live in a way contrary to everything those around us consider to be right. It is NOT easy to humble ourselves and through obedience and love, offer ourselves in service to others. It is NOT easy to be willing to never receive accolades or praise for doing what needs to be done that no one else will do.
There was no easy way for Jesus to manifest the love of God and be a friend to sinners. His way got Him crucified and rejected by all. But His way is the only way that is right in Gods eyes and His way is THE way we should strive to emulate and follow in this life. Doing what is right is not easy but it is the calling of all who love God.