14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.15 Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. 20 Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. 21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. 22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.
Friends, let us endeavor to live in peace as it depends on us. Let us begin even now to walk in love. I mean genuine love, compassionate towards each other, Let us stop judging and thinking the worst of each other. Christ is love, and those who live in love lives in God and God lives in them. Perfect love cast out fear! To really be Christ like we need to imbibe love – putting others in perspective.
We have all been through stuff friends, everyone has a story to tell. Do not judge a book by its covers. There are depths to what we see with the eyes, it takes discernment to understand and put things in perspective. Only the love of God in your heart can make a difference in the lives of others. Love conquers all ills!!!!! And Christ like love cannot be too much!! Give peace a chance in your conduct towards others, especially those we have judged with biase.
May the Lord reveal himself to us all more and more. May we have depth of insight into the mysteries of Christ like love. Lord! help my friends and I to see others through your eyes, and grant us the grace to love as you loved us all in Christ Jesus name I pray. Amen