For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. - 1 Peter 2:15-16
Your words are powerful all by themselves, but it's an unquestionable reality that your actions have made them even more penetrating for all of us. You perfectly walked the walk that you talked. I know that your amazing life and innocent death are my salvation but I still want to live a good life. I want to be gentle, generous and spineful. (as opposed to spineless) I want the prating fools that say all Christians are hypocrites to take pause when they observe me living and move among them. I hope my demonstrative love will make them long to have what I have because all I have is you and your perfect grace. I can share your grace with them like a spiritual fountain of youth. I am free to live however I want because I am saved and therefore I want to live a grace driven life. Help me Lord Jesus.
Pastor Don Patterson
Jesus' salvation is so wonderful you can live in total freedom as a voluntary good person.