Are you over the top about something?
Do you consider yourself obsessed with a habit or tradition?
Do you call yourself a radical at all?
A lot of us, in fact, MOST of us would never use the word radical when describing ourselves. Radical is one of those words used for bad stuff. Radical people are way over the top, beyond the point of turning back on some issue and/or what we believe to be just totally crazy.
Within the last month or so I had a friend of mine compare my religion with another religion and say something like this…a Radical Muslim is basically the same as a Radical Christian. They believe intensely about their religion.
Hmmmm… I am scratching my head even now thinking about this. Really?
I’m not going to expound on the Muslim side of this. I am pretty sure we all know what a Radical Muslim is most about. Even those (and especially those) of you who are reading this that are perhaps Muslim, know what a “Radical Muslim” stands for.
Go Google it if you aren’t completely sure.
A Radical Christian, on the other hand, is nothing like that of a Radical Muslim. A Christian who is sold out, over the top, crazy about Jesus is Radical about one main thing. This ONE main thing is LOVE. A person who is truly a Radical Christian is all-in for Jesus’s message which is only of love. Jesus came to wipe away our sins. He came to save us–all of us! He came for those needing Him which is everyone. He came in love, to sacrifice His very life for others.
That is what we are all to emulate, match, copy, imitate…
THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST. Did he only love His family and His friends? Naw. Did He only love the rich people and those in power. Not at all! He loved all… even those trying to find wrong in Him–He wanted them to repent. He wants all to repent and be saved. He’s RADICAL about it even! How much more radical can you get by hanging on a cross and becoming a sacrifice for our sins?!? Seriously?
I know being a “Radical Christian” is most all the time frowned upon by this society as a whole. Being a RADICAL anything is looked at as a negative. I say, trying our hardest to be as Radical as a Christian we can be…ONLY MEANS to show as much love to all others as much as we possibly can–ALL the time, no matter what we are doing, or where we are. Will we ever actually be able to call ourselves RADICAL CHRISTIANS? (I sure wish I could wear that title all the time!)
I do know this for sure though…
A Radical Christian is absolutely nothing like a Radical Muslim.
Don’t believe me? Research it.