A True Christian!

A: “A Christian should always have the peace of God. A true Christian would never get upset or angry or sad.”
B: “So if a Christian gets upset or angry or sad, what does that mean?”
A: “It means that they are lacking in spiritual maturity. They need to repent of their faithlessness and turn to God.”
B: “So if a Christian got angry at people in a public place, or wept tears because of a loss of a friend, or became burdened with emotion in the face of death, they would be lacking in faith?”
A: “Correct. They need to ask God for more faith.”
B: “Because Jesus got angry at the moneychangers in the temple for desecrating a place of worship. He wept at the death of his friend Lazarus. And as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before his crucifixion, he was in great anguish.”
A: “Well…but Jesus is different.”
B: “That’s right. Jesus is different. That’s what the word ‘holy’ means. It means ‘set apart’ or ‘different’. And Christians are called to be like Jesus. The word ‘Christian’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘follower of Christ.’ So a Christian is to be different, just as Jesus was different. So if what Jesus did was different than our own expectations of how we should act, we follow him, not our own expectations. Or would you say that Jesus was lacking in faith?”

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