Who Is Really at Fault?
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Who Is Really at Fault?
Again, I sit and watch the news unfold; another tragedy in America. The land where now a killing needs to have a quota to make the news. I watch with disgust because this is not the land that God blessed 240 years ago. A land that welcomed an immigrant like me the opportunity to make a better life for myself and to be part of making a better world for all.
It is very easy to sit back and blame the politicians or to blame corporate America but my friend, look in the mirror, the fault lies with you.
You have had the opportunity for years to change the patterns of hate in America. A country once the pillar of the moral fiber of Christianity, has now fallen by the wayside. The love of Jesus Christ is not something you turn on and off at your convenience when it suits you. The love of Christ is a lifestyle that is born in you upon Baptism.
I have seen far too many people of late that scorn the church in America because you don’t live by the example you claim.
You leave church on Sunday with your family, and go out into the parking lot and curse someone that is taking too long to make the left turn. Yes, that is what your kids see and learn is a Christian.
You spew forth hatred and share posts on social media condemning others that differ from your opinion. Yes, that is what the world sees is a Christian.
You support a church where the Pastor lives in million dollar home while many go homeless and hungry around you. I have seen churches literally turn away and abandon the homeless.? This is what you show the world is a Christian.
You miss the opportunity to stop and show someone struggling love and compassion because you cant be late to that meeting. You’re so caught up in your own little world; you are blind to the needs of others. Look at me America, I am a Christian.
You don’t welcome the sick, the hungry, the sinner into your life or church because it is uncomfortable, it stretches you. But you will go to church on Sunday, look wonderful in front of your friends, singing praises to God at the top of your lungs. You will post Pray for America in big caps yet won’t go out and “be” the instrument of His peace and Love.
I meet and talk to so many non-Christians that see your behavior, your interactions with the world and will rightfully say you are a hypocrite. You have let your relationship with God become legalistic lists of rules and rituals, instead the unconditional love which is the essence of God.
My friend, America can and will change but it starts in the simplest of ways. It starts in your heart.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV
. I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3 NIV
As for me, I don’t want to make a difference; I want to be the difference.
In His service.