Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Politics and Religion

Now if that title doesn't grab attention, I don't know what else will.

I'm not going to start ranting and raving about ISIS and refugees and border security and grandstanding politicians. I'm not going to pretend that I can watch a few news stories, read some articles, and with a few swift opinions and decisions, implement world peace. If only it were that easy.

This is a call to arms for those who follow the Jesus...those whom, after choosing Him as Savior, have become the 'hands and feet of Christ' (1 Corinthians 12:27). In a world that does not follow the wise advise of being 'quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry' (James 1:19), here's some food for thought...

Rather than scowling at the woman with the Pro-Choice sticker on the back of her car...go volunteer at the Pregnancy Help Center or be a mentor to teen moms or babysit a young mother's child.

Rather than sitting on the couch and shouting your opinions at the reporter on television about the breaking down of American values and the decline of the American family...go be a Big Brother or Big Sister and mentor a child so that child and maybe even the ENTIRE family can have a real role model.

Rather than being afraid of what other people will think when you invite "them" over for dinner...get over it and just love on people.

Rather than worry about the cleanliness of your house and the dirty towels piled high in the kids bathroom...have a block party BBQ because nobody really even cares about the towels.

If we are called the HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST, shouldn't we be passionately pursuing opportunities to love on people and make them feel known, loved, and accepted? Again, I don't how to solve the refugee crisis. But I do know that because He is in me (Galatians 2:20), He can show me through the Holy Spirit how to love those around me and show them the LOVE OF CHRIST.

Rather than sitting around, dwelling in negativity about the chaos and hopeless our world is full of, find a way, no matter how big or how small, to listen to Jesus as He invites you to show others HIS glorious, undefiled, unwarranted, undeserving LOVE.

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