- The t-shirt I am wearing is 90% cotton, 10% polyester. (Leviticus 19:19)
- The croissant sandwich I ate at Jack in the Box this morning contained ham (Lev 11:7)
- I sulked and complained to my husband and daughter instead of telling the neighbors to quit playing loud music in front of my bedroom window (Lev 19:17)
- I refuse to eat my steaks cooked any way other than rare (Lev 19:26)
- I guess at how much I weigh most of the time (Lev 19:35)
- I did not take a lamb and a dove to church after Marie's birth (Lev 12:6)
- I curse my mother on a somewhat regular basis. I am told, in fact, that my very first sentence was "Goddamn you," directed toward her. (Lev 20:9, etc)
- I ate leavened bread last night, during Passover (Lev 23:6)
- I not only did stuff last Friday night/Saturday afternoon, I made my kids do their chores too (Deu 5:14)
- I'm divorced (Matt 19:8; 1 Cor 7:10)
- The last time I went to church, I did so with my head uncovered (1 Cor 11:5)
- I have led prayer during the service before (1 Cor 14:34)
I could go on, I am certain.
Things like this frustrate me. I'm not the best Christian out there. But far be it from me to proclaim someone else's lack of salvation. We are all sinners, and as the list illustrates, pointing out sins can get nit-picky and downright ridiculous--did you know the Bible requires you to not eat the fat in brisket?
Didn't Jesus say something about a mote and a plank, too?
Also: judgmental Christians who make it a point to tell others they're not doing the whole worshiping Christ thing correctly? HUGE reason so many people are nonobservant.