It's just that Jesus is never one for sticking to boundaries. He is His Father's Son after all. Keep God in an Ark, that won't do, keep him in a temple, that won't do either... Jesus waltzed through the lines in the sand between Jews and Samaritans, Israelites and Romans, Hebrews and Tax Collectors, Woman and Man. He defended adulterers, healed slaves and children of the enemy/occupying force/Romans, and fed people without checking their ID. All people were valued and honored on no more merit than they simply existed. It makes sense, if God created everything, everything is of God, and God loves it all.
So recently, I have seen Christ in some non-Christians. They would probably balk at my saying that, and they are welcome to do so, it doesn't make it less true for me. There is an atheist man in Colorado who has been guarding a local AME Church, so people can worship in peace. It is noble for him to give his time to do so, he may see it as a patriotic duty or simply a duty to his fellow man, and it is. I see it as greater still, because let's be honest, he is willing to put his life on the line, to put his body in front of bullets or bombs for others. John 15:13 reads, "No one has greater love than this, to lay one's life down for one's friends." We say God is love, love is what this man is doing, so I see God in him, even if does not.
During the Baltimore riots citizens lined up to protect the police. Admittedly some of these people probably are actually Christians, but some are not. Once again these people are willing to put themselves in harms way, for the sake of other people they probably did not know. I see Jesus in their willingness to protect those who some would view as an occupying force in these circumstances.
After the shooting in Charleston, several black churches were burned down. A coalition of young Muslims raised over $100,000 dollars to help rebuild the churches. They would certainly site other inspiration for their action, even the simple statement that "All houses of worship are sanctuaries..." is a noble enough reason. Yet I see Christ in their willingness to give of their own money to make better lives for people who believe in something different than they do themselves.
So for myself and my fellow Christians, I ask this, "How am I showing others Christ in who I am and what I do?" For my fellow non-Christians, thank you for continually holding us accountable to and reminding us that we are called to live like the Jesus Christ that we say we live in and lives in us.