Sunday, January 22, 2017

Shame On Us

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife. (Php 1:15)

The church has become an arena for arguments. White on white. Black on black. White on black. Christian on Christian. Liberals and conservatives in the pews, rubbing egos pride has made fat.

He's right because he holds godly values, but she's wrong because of the color of her skin. Each side split by the same mistake, that there's any side at all.

Shame on you. Shame on us.

God doesn't look at skin. The Bible says clearly He looks at the heart, and He can work through any man, woman, or child at any level of society. Even greater, He can change that man or women into His image. (1Sa 16:7)

Not ours. Not yours. His.

God's love is universal. It's for whosoever. The stay-at-home mom, the working dad, the confused teen. The politician. The Hollywood celeb. But we would rather pick sides and, in the process, pick each other apart. (Jn 3:16)

We destroy the very unity we profess to seek. Through pettiness and strife. Division. One side gripes while others other claps its hands.

Shame on us. Shame on "we".

We all bleed red. We all breathe air. And Christ died to set all of us free. He never shuts the door in anyone’s face. He forgives all sins.

Think of that next time you ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?” What would He do? He’d love them and not pay their race, gender, or religious denomination any mind at all.

Suzanne D. Williams 
Florida, USA

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