Almost 8 months after I had shared on the differences in our religious faiths (see earlier post on The One Thing That Divides Us), the hubby is as staunch a Christian as ever, and I am still looming as a free thinker.
He reads his bible every morning and it’s a Life Application Study Bible that gives you an explanation next to each chapter and verse to facilitate the interpretation of the verses.
This morning at breakfast, the hubby pointed out a verse in Romans 14:1 that he said I would like.
It went like this –
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. – Romans 14:1
It wasn’t just the verse that was interesting for both of us. It was the explanation –
It explained that Roman 14:1 implies that –
Differences should not be feared or avoided, but accepted and handled with love. and Differences of opinion need not cause division. They can be a source of learning and richness in our relationships.
The hubby said, even God says it’s okay for us to be different.
Lately because of circumstantial influences, our differences have been magnified and have caused a significant amount of dispute. Reading this verse is timely because it has reminded us to embrace our differences and not to have to agree on every subject.
Although I’m not a Christian, I have to admit that some of the teachings in the Bible are brilliant.