These are the people who act as if they alone are right - and anyone who does not see life their way is wrong! These are the people who claim that the way they read their religious text is the only correct interpretation. These are the people who take great pride in stating what is right and wrong - as if they know the mind of God. Their smug self-righteousness is repellent.
St. Paul suggests that our presence should inspire people to thank God. "So they glorified God because of me." (Galatians 1:24)
I pray that my faith practice might make me attractive and not repellent.
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