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“I’m a practicing Christian.”
I’ve heard this particular phrase tossed around more than I care to remember. It usually comes with a hefty dose of superiority, as in, “I’m not just a Christian-in-name… no, I’m a practicing Christian!”
Honestly, that is about as off-putting as what Jon Acuff calls the ‘Jesus Juke.’ They may as well say, “Yes, you are Christian… but I’m Christianier!” How truly Pharisee of them.
If someone wants to practice Christianity, they need only practice letting their faith, love, and works all naturally shine before the world.
Live, love, and pray in such a way that someone else would say, “Oh, yeah… they’re a practicing Christian!”