Judging - Just Plain Wrong

I have in recent years gotten a tattoo - a large triquettra with three symbols below it representing the trinity as one for eternity, and the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost individually.  I have used it as a silent witness and have had opportunities to witness to others as they have asked about the symbols.

I have also started shaving my head. 

That tattoo is intended to honor God, and show my conviction as a child of God.  It's the only tattoo I have and if I get others, they will honor God as well.

The shaved head is simply out of personal preference and is not intended to convey any attitudes.

I have noticed so many Christian people who see me and immediately judge me and shun me.  I relish the opportunities to push through their protective walls and speak with them (not directly confronting their judgments) and letting them see me for who and what I am, not for what I look like.

Too many people have preconceived notions of what a Christian does or doesn't look like.  I like to challenge those notions.  We need to love more and judge less.

1 Pe 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

dcwsaranac dcwsaranac
36-40, M
3 Responses Jun 29, 2007

i find it ooooooooooh SO extremely christian to be judgemental. EVERY christian i've come into contact with has judged me in some way. i'm an exchristian. this doesn't mean i don't believe in God or that i have switched to some other 'religion.' i believe in God, very much so. i read the entire Bible on average 4x's/yr. but i refuse to belong to a group, class, etc. of people who judge others on how they look. for crying outloud! shouldn't they be 'reaching' out to you due to your 'look' if they're christians? it makes no sense to me and if you think about what the Bible says ... it's quite hypocritical and goes against everything they're supposed to stand for!

It's funny what some people believe about their belief systems! Sounds to me like getting a tattoo to demonstrate your love of your God is deep act of worship. More so than just going through the motions of church attendance and so forth.

Everybody judges everyone; Christian, Muslim, Republican, Democrat or whatever.