Dear Unaccepted Person,
In the past I have failed you and wronged you. I don’t need to go into the reasons why I have done this, because they will merely sound like excuses, but now I realize that kind of treatment is not right, it is not what God would ever want, and it is not how I would ever want to treat another one of God’s children.
I expect that you will be different than me, and that is a good thing! I no longer look through a narrow lens of my own ideals to evaluate people and enforce the notion that everyone should be like me. In fact, I like you just as you are. People have often used the Bible to argue over many things, and have used it as a judgment or test to evaluate people, as if they can know someone’s heart by external indications. In fact, people have mainly used this kind of judgmental behavior to simply group themselves with people they are comfortable with, and to exclude those with differences. Due to this tendency YOU may have been excluded or left out. That is not okay with me any longer! I have no right to judge your heart or anyone else’s. Maybe you are my potential best friend, and the person that is exactly like me in outward appearance is not! Maybe you are the one that will offer me kindness in the future, and that other person will not. I have jumped to conclusions and accepted prejudices in the past, but never again.
In summary, I now accept you, the way that God does. He doesn’t expect people to be perfect when he accepts them. How could they ever do that, especially before they even know him? He invites a person to come to him and to get to know him, exactly as he or she is. That starts a journey that will lead to great joy, and unleash all the good and kind things in that person. I simply invite you to join me. Let’s seek God and his goodness together.