Reading: Ephesians 4: 4-7
Fortunately, as I have gotten older, I have learned that it is important not to criticize people for how they express their faith. That wasn't the case when I was younger. I admit, I used to make fun of people who I considered "Holy Rollers," those who were outward about their spiritual beliefs. At the time, I felt that your religion was something very personal which you should not talk much about.
Case in point: I knew a girl who was always expressing her love for God, quoting scripture, and telling people about what Jesus had done for her. Since we did not do that in my church, I guess maybe I felt it was a little out of line. As a prank, a few of my friends and I took her Bible which she left lying out and hid it from her. We put it inside the piano in the room we used quite often. If someone would attempt to play the piano, we would say, "Don't play the piano" because we knew her Bible was in there. As I look back now, what we did was wrong. We shouldn't have done that to her.
My views have changed as I have aged. Now, I think it is great when people share their faith with others. I don't see anything wrong with doing what she had done many years ago. It is important to spread the good news to others. I'm glad with age comes wisdom! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray to be more accepting of others.
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