When Jesus Christ told us what the world would know us by, He did not mention fish on the car, cross necklaces, WWJD bracelets, or conservative (or liberal!) politicking. Sadly, characterizations and generalizations are often made which identify Christians by these and other equally clichÃ© things. We read phrases on shirts, bumperstickers, and windshields and conclude that the person must be a Christian.
He didn’t say we’d be known by an affinity for C.S. Lewis, Left Behind, or the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
But when you, and especially unbelievers, think of Christians, what things usually come to mind? Does the love of the brethren–which Jesus did talk about–come to the forefront of thought, or do stained-glass windows, televangelists seated in golden throwns, and so on?
I’m curious what you think of, whether believer or unbeliever, so please leave a comment.