“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)
Most of us Christian folk think ourselves to be much holier than we are. We point the finger at others, not realizing that the very things we see and despise in them reside in us. Yet others see it. And we wonder why we are labeled hypocrites. If we could just resist pointing out the wrong in others and trying to right the wrong in others, maybe we’d see the wrong, or as Jesus says, the plank in our own eyes. If we are to confront, we should do so gently and lovingly.
In no way should we expect unbelievers to act like Christians or believe what Christians believe. When they do or say things we wouldn’t…that should come as no surprise. Show them Christ and let him Christianize them.