Well… since this is my first proper Christmas celebration as a Christian, I have decided to do a Blogmas for the remainder of the month. I know right, it’s almost late. Well, it’s never too late to write. LOL! I wasn’t sure I wanted to do countdown blog post to Christmas, however I feel suddenly inspired to share some amazing facts and ideas about the season.
Hey guys, it’s been a while and it’s almost Christmas.
Here are the six things I thought of as a girl child from a different religion.
- Christians are going to hell; I don’t know how the idea got into my head, but I grew up believing there is no place for Christians in heaven. A religion where people keep screaming and dancing like crazy had no place in heaven. I thought it was disturbing and stealing God’s peace away. I mean why so much noise, He can hear you!
- Christians are dirty people; before you judge me, just hold on for a minute. I wondered for many years why we had to clean off with water every time we used the toilet, but the Christians around me can just shake it off and walk away. Now I know better, personal hygiene has nothing to do with which religion you are from, you can choose how clean you want or hate to be.
- Christians are indecent people; don’t cast your stones yet— in the northern part of Nigeria, dressing decently is key. You are addressed the way you are dress. But I took it a little too far. I expected everyone around me to lock up because I had to cover myself from head to toe.
- Christians are cheats__ they are not faithful in everything they do. I believed if not one, only a handful of them are honest. I never allowed any Christian to prove his/herself cause I had my perception of who they truly are. Instead of sweetness, I expected the sting from every uncovered bee.
- Christians are greedy people; I don’t even know how that sat with me, but I was told and I held firmly unto the fact that they crave what wasn’t theirs. I was taught to be satisfied with what I have, but they had more and more requests list every day. They wanted so much from God. I took the position of God, judged them, and termed them greedy!
- And Christians are a lot more— having been taught to keep my distance for years, the only thing I achieved was getting closer to them every passing year. I love to fix broken things and if these Christians need my help, then here comes Santa’me with the gift of fixing and helping them fall out of people’s accusations. In an attempt to fix what wasn’t broken, I fell in love with Christianity and I heard His voice.
There is no place in any religion that teaches one to cast stones at the other. In the spirit of Christmas, I hope we can leave our thoughts and mindset behind and show some love.
Love people regardless of what they think of you. Regardless of what they do to you. Love doesn’t mean proximity. No! Love is a command, proximity is not!
Truly, I am grateful for a lot of things in my life. God has transformed my mind and changed my belief system. I don’t only sit and dine with Christians, I now kneel and pray with them.
Today, I am grateful that I got to meet Christ.
That I am called, chosen, redeemed, loved, forgiven, and accepted. I am who God says I am.
Quick question; what are your thought about other people and their religion, what bad thoughts do you need to let go of? Drop it and let see if we can do the letting go together🤝