The culture of Christianity these days, is nothing like it was in the Bible. It hurts me to live in such times as these. The meaning of “Christian” means to be Christ like….and boy, has the church strayed away from its true meaning. I always talk about the church because it is my world. Much of what I do in life is ministry minded. I am one of the most unorthodox Christ lovers and followers that you may ever come across. For good reason…..I have been through a lot with church. The good and the bad. I’ve seen wonderful things, and I have seen things that I probably was not supposed to see. God has a a way of revealing mess in His house though. I will always believe this. What is done in the dark will come to the light.
One of the things that I am most passionate about in my faith, is the care for souls…not just salvation, but the upkeep of people’s emotional and spiritual well being. If people are not well within, how can they live for Christ? My issue with many in the Body of Christ is this…when individuals are absent from church and the norms of life, why do we not patiently and diligently attend to them? Some will for a while, but eventually even the faithful ones whither away. They are no longer available to pray, to show love, to visit, to be Christ like. The church just disappears. Yet, Pastors all over the world, consistently preach about going after souls. We can not say that we love people when we only see them present. Will we love them when they are not well? When life has bogged them down? When they are suicidal? Addicted to alcohol…drugs? When they have taken an emotional beating? Will we even know if we do not make time to find out? How are Christians being Christ like, when we do not even love the smallest of God’s creation, the nameless? If Jesus saw the lukewarm state of His people, would WE even make it to Heaven?
I had left a particular church for various reasons. Upon my return a lady says to me; “Now that you’re back, we can get together.” Now that I’m, back? But I needed people when I was gone…when I wasn’t so well. What if I never made it back? Just because I am physically present, does not mean I’m present. The church needs to do better<3