Call to pray. Transform. Not conform.
I'm not exactly sure how to word all of this, but I will try... its very heavy on my heart.
For some time now I've been lost somewhere in between traditions of man(I am talking about "Christians" not unbelievers) and Jesus's culture that i've seen and read about in the Gospels. What do you do when you are living among people of tradition of tradition of tradition of tradition? Do you conform? Do you fall into the tradition without asking why? "If Jesus dinned, talked-spent time with sinners (without sinning of course) why am I not?" "I see how Jesus spent time with the poor, the needy, outcasts, prostitutes...then why am I told not to, or 'its too dangerous'" Why are other Christians telling me "you cant go into a bar, your a Christian, we dont do that. We dont spend time with THOSE people."? "You see THAT man? THAT man is bad". Etc. Etc. Etc.
Jesus came to the world, died, and rose again for THAT man. How are we as followers of Christ going to love him, share God's grace with him, share that yes a time is coming of judgement but now, in his mess, THIS man is loved. That THEN he would change, transform by the love of God, repent and be made new.
Did Jesus come for the perfect, the righteous or did Perfect Love come for the sinners?