(above: anthro fall collection)
(above: jcrew: fall lookbook)
(above: Jcrew Fall lookbook)
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! 9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse! 10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
We started talking about how hard it is to "stand out" as a Christian. And how easily we can look like everyone else. It's so hard to set ourselves apart in the world we live in today. How do we, as Christians, look different from non-Christians? And further-more how to we stand out as a Christian who loves those different than us versus a judgemental Christian. Paul knew a long time ago that it was a struggle. Are we trying to please men? Or God? I want to stand out, I don't want to "match" everyone else. I want my life to be drastically and noticeably different than those who don't know God. I want my decisions, actions, words and everyday composure to reflect Christ and my relationship with him. I know this is deep and a hard thing to consider. It's something we talked about last night and really challenged me.
So next time you want to try "colorblocking" but you're scared you'll stand out, go for it anyways. :)