It’s so easy to expect evil from people and to believe
an evil report about them. Isn’t it?
The fall of Adam is written with big letters in every
man’s soul. If that is our only source of information
we cannot but distrust everybody.
Jesus looks beyond people’s faults and sees their needs.
Is that standard too high for us? Is it too idealistic?
“By this we know love , because he laid down his life for us.
And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
I John 3:16
I don’t think that laying down our life is a great intellectual
challenge for us. It’s a spiritual call, to look at people the
way God looks at them. Isn’t that after all the way how we
would like everyone to know us?
This is one of the main differences between believers and
unbelievers. The believers have been taught not to know
people after the flesh, according to the manifestations of
the fallen man.
We are called to believe the best about all people and to
continue doing so even after their failures, even to our
own hurt. I Cor. 9:19