Ephesians 4:2 always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.
So what exactly does that look like? Does that mean if I get an lgbt waiter that I treat him the same as if I got a straight waiter? What about a customer? If I go to someone’s house to do kitchen remodel and when I get there I find out that they are gay. I know what I would do; I would show them the love of Jesus and work for them. Just maybe ….. Them seeing me as a follower of Jesus might be the one thing that causes them to question what they are doing. I don’t have to say anything, just be Jesus with skin on. I had the question asked me the other day. What if I was approached to build an abortion clinic? As I have thought about that question over and over I have come to the conclusion that someone is going to build it. So for me I pray about it and if He says build it then I build it. Is abortion against my beliefs …? Yes. I look at it as an opportunity to pray over it every day during the construction. Write scriptures on the studs and take opportunities to minister to the leaders. Who knows what will happen. Just because it gets built does not mean it will open.
Someone told me the other day that Jesus did not minister to prostitutes. He said Jesus looked at them as children of God that had lost their way. What a concept. I was once that person. A child of God that had lost his way. I did drugs, slept around, viewed pornography, cussed, overate, alcoholic, drug addict need I say more. I had someone love me to Jesus in spite of me.
So you have a choice today. Are you going to make an allowance for someone’s fault or you going to be religious?
Mark 12:29-31New Living Translation (NLT)
29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] No other commandment is greater than these.”