Honesty is the best policy. If the truth hurts and a lie hurts… why not just keep it real? A lie only leads to more lies. Meanwhile, the truth will set you free as soon as you speak it. We all have lived in a lie at some point. You know where we try to act like everything’s ok but deep down you are broken into a million pieces. When you’re smiling but can barely speak or else you’ll start to cry. Therefore, you come up with this illusion to confuse your mind into thinking everything is fine. Our dysfunction makes us believe in dishonesty, disrespect, and have a disregard towards other people’s feelings. As a result bitterness and anger consumes us and we sabotage the very thing God created us for. No matter what circumstances you find yourself in, make sure you treat others well. For we are not measured by how much Faith we have but by how we treat each other. “It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.’ I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts.” (Matthew 9:13))
Jesus is not looking for your local jockey or popular high schooler. Instead, He is looking for those who have been an outcast their whole life. You know the nerds, the black sheep that got bullied in school, the people that have always been rejected, etc. However, don’t try to live in a lie just to fit in. Never fear God is always near. I have been an outcast my whole life and I tell you it might suck when you’re young but you’ll appreciate it when you’re an adult. As a kid I didn’t understand how cruel the world can be. But now that I’m older I understand Jesus was also an outcast. People crucified Christ because He was too good for this world. They couldn’t stand to see Him do God’s work, every time He performed miracles they looked for an excuse to persecute Him. He died on that cross for us and our sins. Also, so the Father can send the Holy Spirit unto this world to guide us. Without the Holy Spirit humanity and the world as we know it would have already perished.