"Really? Jack Johnson is sin? Listening to him is sin?"
And so the conversation stopped.
But my mind did not. The whole rest of the evening I couldn't help but realize that this, this is why non-Christians have labeled Christians as judgemental and hypocritical.
Because the God I know doesn't have a box labeled Christian and only those who listen to Christian music can be in it.
Because the God I know doesn't have a box labeled Christian and only those who don't drink alcohol are in it.
Because the God I know doesn't have a box labeled Christian and only those who dress a certain way are in it.
Heck, the God I know doesn't even have a box labeled Christian.
Instead we so called Christians have labeled that box for ourselves and told ourselves and others that unless you dress a certain way, act a certain way, listen to certain music you can't be a Christian.
The God I know has only one label that I know: LOVE
And oh how He loves us! He truly does. Despits others labeling us, judging us, tearing us down, and misrepresenting Him.
And I'm clinging to that as I listen to my Jack Johnson and know in my heart where I stand with God; outside that little box labeled Christianity.