Our Christian Lives:  Our Daily Lives

"So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God." (NLT)

Mark 6:12

This beautiful valley in Hawaii is rather isolated from the rest of the island.  There is one steep road into and out of it, and rental car companies do not allow their cars to be driven down the road.  Those who live in the valley kind of like it that way.  They can live life their way without the bother, interference, and influence of the tourists.  We, as Christians, sometimes have the same attitude.  We effectively say, "Let me alone to practice my religion, and I won't bother you."  That is definitely not the attitude Jesus wants us to have.  Our spiritual lives, our private lives, and our work lives need to be related in such a manner so that we can reach others easily.  I know that in the world we see one rotten apple spoil a whole bushel, but that's not the way God works.  In His Kingdom, one good apple, the Christian, shows the other apples how to get clean, how to get forgiveness from sin.  The Christian doesn't get others clean, but He points them to Jesus and He washes them so they become "white as snow."  So, let's pay attention to our neighbors, develop at least a talking relationship with them.  Maybe that relationship will lead to our having a relationship with them five thousand years from now.