Saturday, 21 September 2013

Improvement.

God is looking for improvement.

It is not enough just to sit back and stay within our comfort zone.

If you "'greet only your brothers and sisters'"  Matthew 5:47a (NRSV), only those you are comfortable with, "'what more are you doing than others?'"  Matthew 5:47b (NRSV)

In many cases people outside of the Church are doing better than those within the Church.

Church people seem to think that greeting you on a Sunday morning is enough, perhaps 30 minutes of fellowship.  Then they ignore you during the week.

And they pressure you to be like them and do good works our of fear.
Mostly to do things for them.

It is not good enough.

Jesus exhorted us to love one another.
To be brothers and sisters in Christ.

Not acquaintances in Christ.

If it was good enough people would come.
If they experienced Love.

But they experience pressure and disapproval and manipulation and neglect..

And they stay away.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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