Today is Hug a Christian Day!

Two men hugging at church, greeting

Greet one another with a holy kiss.2 Corinthians 13:12

I did a Google search and didn’t find a day set aside to hug a Christian, so I decided to create one. Each year, on September 27th, is “my official” hug a Christian day.

You may ask, “Why do we need a special day set aside for this?” That’s a good question. I don’t mean that we can only hug a Christian on September 27th. It’s just that I have observed that some Christians seem to fall through the cracks. And the cohesive nature of Christianity compels us to not social-distance. Community cannot be maintained without human contact.

The Reason Why

I know that in our culture, the idea of a holy kiss is repugnant to many people. This is why I didn’t designate today as kiss a Christian day, but feel free to do so if the recipient grants their consent, in writing, and said document is officially notarized. 😉

Here’s the real reason that I’m serious about this day. We have allowed the body of Christ to be drawn and quartered by every crisis du jour. Jesus’ body on earth is divided and weakened because we’ve allowed the cares of life to overrule the commands of Christ.

but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Mark 4:19

Cast Off Selective Devotion

Our selective love and devotion must stop, and the best way to say, “no more” is to have human contact with fellow Christians. To hug each other and encourage each other through the washing of spiritual water (Ephesians 5:26).

Please join me today in celebrating our brothers and sisters in Jesus. Let us find our best and closest friendships within the body of Christ (Romans 12:4–5). If there is anything that hinders our love, we must crucify that thing. What good is it if we gain the whole world but forfeit our souls (Matthew 16:26).

C’mon, Hug a Christian Today

Will we go to hell if we hate our fellow Christian brothers and sisters? I don’t know, but how can we be so callous? So let’s rejoice in the body of Christ. Let’s be bold and courageous in this world of fear. Please join me, as we step out in faith and hug a Christian today. I think this might just catch on!

Photo by Erika Giraud on Unsplash

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