Christians are called to be different from the world. That’s what it means to be holy. We’re to act differently because we are different. Followers of Jesus have been changed by the transforming grace of God. He has forgiven us, filled us with His Spirit, united us to Christ, and granted us eternal life. God has set us apart from the world as His children, and He is conforming us to the image of His Son. Such transformation demands a radical change in behavior.

Yet, I continually witness Christians who are bitter, angry and resentful toward one another. I see believers who claim to have received the forgiveness of Christ but demonstrate no forgiveness towards others. In fact, they hold onto their indignation and refuse to let it go. Such behavior is a denial of their profession of faith.