Belief and practice filter through the story of life. Understanding a person’s story therefore is crucial to not dismissing them.
“Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarrelling over disputable matters.” (Romans 14 v1)
In this chapter it seems there were 2 kinds of believers: those who had strong faith and those whose faith was weak. From the list of ‘disputable matters’ we will read in the next few days it is probable that it is referring to Gentile believers (strong) and Jewish believers (weak – who struggled to let go of some of their practices). This is a message to the strong to give the weak a chance; to stop judging; to let people journey at their own pace; to accept them. Something that is still relevant to the church today.