As a sound byte, the statement sounds really good. Even spiritual. Problem is…we’re not God. We don’t have His capacity to make that kind of psychological separation.
How about we love the sinner and leave the hating the sin to the only One who can pull it off. God.
Well, I’ve said my piece. Got that off my chest. Apply it where you will.
When all is said and done, people are longing to be loved. Albeit, too many times in all the wrong places. But, the motivation is to find love.
So, let’s let them find the love in Jesus, through us. Let’s look at His life, in the Scriptures, and see what He made a big deal of…and to whom. Where Jesus puts emphasis of His words and deeds, stress those same places for yourself as you interact with those around you. Otherwise, take it off your table.
Repent of the high-minded arrogance that has you deluded into thinking that you can separate the sin from the person involved. Love people. Leave what only God can do to God, Himself. We’ll get much further down the road in reaching those whom God wants reached with His Good News.