There’s so much concern about loving the sinner and hating the sin. That is, there is so much concern with sinners mistaking fellowship for approval. How much love does it take before it means approval?
I wonder if the idea of approval would even be in the vocabulary of love. I can’t imagine saying to my wife, “I really love you, but I don’t approve of that part of who you are.” Or with a good friend. I simply can’t imagine it. Can you? Can you imagine elevating yourself over someone you love in that way? Does approval even enter into the vocabulary of friendship?
Doesn’t love embrace it all? In fact, doesn’t the cartoon say that the spirit of Christ doesn’t operate on the level of approval and disapproval?