You will know them by their love
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." -- Jesus
We all know that the New Testament is filled with references to love and testaments of Jesus' love for the people. Jesus says we will know his followers by their love. This morning I was reading some blogs where in the title it says "Christian" and that is how they define themselves, but in reality I have never "met" a group of people so completely devoid of love. They tell me things like "go knit a sweater" and call me a loser if I disagree with them.
I wouldn't even fully call myself a Christian. I am "undecided" or struggling, and unsure that I can accept some of the most basic creeds of Christianity. After 10 years as a solid Christian I have gone through the last few years wondering if I wasn't deceived all along. These people make me even more unsure-- you will know them by their love.
So if I feel more love talking to an agnostic who respects Jesus as a prophet than I do talking to a Christian who curses regularly and has "bigotry" and "arrogantly judgemental" written all over them.... which one is the disciple?