So many people in the church and in this world are looking for someone to follow. They’re lost and searching for a place to belong. As the Church, are we that place? Of course, we want to be, but too often we shut the door on those Jesus wants to bring in. We tend to separate ourselves from those who sin and fail, even from those who think and act differently than we do. We determine who is “in” and who we think needs to stay “out.” But that’s not our decision. Only Jesus determines who becomes a part of His family. Our job is to help people hear His voice, to know His love, and to follow Him. Are we leading and loving like Jesus?
Scripture References: John 10:1-21; Mark 10:21; John 5:22; Ezekiel 34:1-4; 1 Corinthians 11:1