My heart aches when I see how much abuse the Lord's name takes, by non-Christians AND Christians alike. There are so many who use their man-made "religion" to set unreal standards and biased opinions, instead of knowing that God is not in a box, not a religion, but the Almighty Lover of their SOULS!
MY God is one of GRACE, TRUTH, and LOVE...not only sometimes, not only when we are good and obedient, He is ALL those things, at ALL times. It is not His believers or those who claim to believe, who define Him. If we embrace who He really is, then it is He who defines us. That's it. Not any tradition, building, man-made law or doctrine. IT IS ONLY HIM.
Today I realized that His wrath must be so complex. There are those who provoke it by staring down their noses, stealing away God's position as "Judge", declaring their ways the only ways, and throwing out those who fall short by justifying it through manipulating God's Word.
But then, seeing the hatred this sparked showed me the ignorance of others, who condemn all Christians for these mentioned pious ones, denying and desecrating the name of God because of mere man. This is just as terrible as equating all muslims to the twisted terrorists who attacked our nation. IT'S WRONG.