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Monday, June 20, 2005
wow.. everybody is talking about the sarong party girl whom posted a nude photo of herself on her blog now. ST and Newpaper reported on her. It's such a big whoha in the news, but i m kinda pitying her. I'm not saying i support her action n her doings but somehow i felt sad for her lah. This girl is at most 18 to 20 or younger but she needs to go through all the condems n criticism from friends, relatives, media and even people whom she had never seen before. I feel as a christian, we shouldnt condem her like everyone else does. Why? didnt we also had sinned in one way or another? Are we so rigtheous that we can point finger at people who had done something wrong out of foolishness of not knowing the truth? Did God the Holy one ever once condem us for our sins?
To tell you the truth If i know her, i will feel so ashamed of myself for not sharing the gospel with her. If i had done so, i would had prevented my friend to do something that she will regret for life. I really feel we as christians should pray for people like the 'Sarong party girl' whom needs to know God and besides just praying we should really reach out to people around us. This is how we can make a difference n change our world for Jesus, not by condemning and this is what converting the marketplace is all about.
In Mat18:23 - 35 talks about the story of a evil servant whom owe his master ten thousand talents and was unable to pay his master. He begged his master not to throw him into prison and to give him another chance and by the grace of his master, he was forgiven freely. When he was been set free from his debts, he saw another fellow servant whom owed him a hundred denarii. He went up to him n grabbed him by the neck n wanted the other servant to return him the money. Even when his fellow servant went down on his knees n begged him to give him more time to return him whatever he owed him. But this ungreatful servant after receiving the grace from his master, didn't forgive his fellowmate and even throwed him into prison to be punished. If you had read the book of matthew you would have know that this servant didnt had a happy ending. His master delievered him to the torturers until he pay his debts and said to him, " should you not have compassion for your fellow servant, like i pitty you.?"
In conclusion, like what the parable in matt 18. We, whom God had freely forgive and freely received the grace from our Father should also freely forgive those who sins againist us. If God the Holy and righteous one didnt condem us in the beginning and gave us a chance to live again, by senting his only son Jesus Christ for us, how much more should we forgive those who sin againist us? and the sinners of this world?
3 Pointers on what we should do: 1) Forgive 2) Pray 3) Share the gospel
and not condemning. Why? cos it changes nothing.
I'm not trying to be, neither am i a fan of the 'Sarong party girl'. But i just wanna share my thoughts on how we, christians should behave towards situations like these. Hope you've been blessed =)