11 Look at the large letters I’m making with my own handwriting! 12 Whoever wants to look good by human standards will try to get you to be circumcised, but only so they won’t be harassed for the cross of Christ. 13 Those who are circumcised don’t observe the Law themselves, but they want you to be circumcised, so they can boast about your physical body. 14 But as for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world has been crucified to me through him, and I have been crucified to the world. 15 Being circumcised or not being circumcised doesn’t mean anything. What matters is a new creation. 16 May peace and mercy be on whoever follows this rule and on God’s Israel. 17 From now on, no one should bother me because I bear the marks of Jesus on my body. 18 Brothers and sisters, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (Galatians 6:11-18, CEB)
Being circumcised or not being circumcised doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t matter what your body looks like. The outward appearance of who you are doesn’t show what really matters, and that is the place and shape of your heart.
We can modify our bodies but that doesn’t modify our actions.
I remember when I got my ear pierced for the first time and my mom was so upset, but my brother told her that I was still the same person she raised, I just had an earring. It didn’t change who I was, only how I looked.
It doesn’t matter if you look the part, are you a changed person?
Some of the people I know who follow Jesus closest, would scare people by their tattoos and piercings, but they are doing what God has called us to do, more than someone who sits in a pew and pretends to be a follower of Christ.
Let you life show who you are.
Love People. Love God.