I often wonder what people think of me when I tell them I’m a Christian. I know that terminology to many any more is broad and generic. Almost to the point of meaning that ‘you’re religious’ or ‘protestant’ against everything under the sun.
I wonder what goes through their minds when I slip up and curse, or if I’m displaying something less than a smile on any given day. If I laugh at an off-colored joke or keep quiet when my faith is being poked at. When the word Jesus is used in jest or at the end of a punchline.
I find myself often convicted about these things on a regular basis and wonder how can I defend my faith without being defensive. I know we are supposed to kill them with kindness. ‘Them’ being the non-believers or secular world, but it doesnt often seem that easy. It seems as though when you take this ‘high road’ things become more complicated.
It seems as though we have a hard time with being labeled a ‘Jesus Freak’ when you’re simply standing up for what you believe to be right. But is that something we should concern ourselves with? I mean, we are supposed to look different from the rest of the world. Right?
What does one do when in this situation?