As I write this, I am listening to Maple City Chapel Livestream on YouTube. Pastor Jay is talking about accepting one another. Essentially, loving them for who they are and where they are in life. What keeps us from being able to do that well? FEAR!
Fear keeps us in a perpetual state of protecting, defending and putting up barriers. Love allows us to lower our defenses and embrace one another in spite of our differences.
Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.Romans 15:7
Why should I accept others? Because Christ accepted you. And that’s a pretty powerful reason!