By Tom Siebert
God is not like us. He loves everyone equally, whether they live on Park Avenue or park bench, whether they went to Penn State or state pen, whether their name is John Wayne or John Wayne Gacy. As one apostle put it: “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” (James 2:1-4). And Jesus not only did not judge those who nailed Him to a cross but He forgave them (Luke 23:34). The Bible also tells us that “the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead” dwells in us (Romans 8:11). So we, too, have the power to forgive others and not judge them. We can be like God.