Today I got to thinking about the things that our society says that “good Christians” don’t do.

Good Christians don’t:

  • drink
  • smoke
  • cuss
  • skip church

Why doesn’t our list look something like this? Good Christians don’t:

  • gossip
  • pass judgment
  • hate
  • hold prejudices

I suppose that we all think that good Christians shouldn’t do the things on the second list, but it seems to me that the things on the first list are mandatory; you don’t do those things- under any circumstance. But the items on the second list seem excusable, especially if you do them in the name of “religion”. Why is that? I don’t know. Seems to me it should be quite the opposite.