As I was sitting in church on Sunday I was thinking about the reason why we don’t do what Christ asked of us. Christ asked us to love all mankind no matter who, what, when, why, where, sexual preference, lifestyle choices, color, creed, etc. Somewhere along the way we got obsessed with a symptom that we are no longer connected with the God that loves us. I have been thinking about this question a lot recently because my youth came up with a list of topics that they would like to discuss in youth group. We are going to be doing a messy type of spirituality in youth group this year. But that is a different post for a different day. Anyway one of the topics that came up the most was How do we know that we serve the one true God and someone else isn’t right. So I had a conversation with someone about that very topic that evening. We talked a long time about this topic ranging from Anonymous Christianity, to All roads leading to God, to what makes this God different than all other gods. Anyway my answer to the last is what made the most sense to me. The God of the universe that we serve as Christians is one that wants to have have a relationship with us. A God that could not stand to be apart from the creation that came from that God’s own hand. I think the symptom that we are disconnected from this God is our intolerance, nay our hatred of the rest of Creation that is even the remotest bit different than us. This symptom we call sin. Sin has overwhelmed our consciousness as a church. We have tried to come up with ways to keep us from sinning. Even had vast studies and conferences talking about how to stop the symptom and how to stop it. Instead of doing the very thing that would end it for good…. TREATING THE DISEASE. The Disease being that very disconnect from that God. Is not doing what that God asked us to do. It’s not loving the rest of creation. Look what we did to our world! Look what we did to each other! Look what we continue to do! We have become so lethargic and unconcerned with the very issue that we needed to be the entire time! I think we need to finally need to get up out of our pews and do what God asked us to do so long ago… WE NEED TO LOVE!!!! Anyway that is my rant for the moment.
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