Madonna turns 50 years old today. As we take a look at Madonna's life we can see someone who has been looking for some meaning in their life. Many times we as Christians condemn people like Madonna for the ways they look for meaning in their lives. We are to love the people of the world and hate the sin. I am not saying overlook the sinful life people live but to love them and tell them there is a better way. I fully believe if Jesus was walking the street of today's world he would be with the people in the entertainment business more then the people in the church. I challenge my fellow Christians not to condemn Madonna and others like her, but pray that she will come to know the love of Jesus. Lets be a light unto the world not a wall of hate blocking people from accepting the love of Jesus.
"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. ~~ Matthew 7:1-5 (English Standard Version)
The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." ~~ Mark 12:31 (English Standard Version)
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." ~~ Matthew 28:18-20 (English Standard Version)