A local service provider, operating out of a church, abruptly went out of business. The clients felt they weren’t given enough advance notice to adequately prepare for the change. One person reacted by saying, “They are a Christian organization. I’m not religious, but shouldn’t they be treating people better than this?”
Should Christians be held to a higher standard of behaviour than any one else?
Christians are supposed to be like Jesus.
Jesus lived at the highest ethical and moral standard known.
Is that a bad thing?
In a society that is becoming increasingly rude, crude and lewd, couldn’t one measure of the reality of God’s grace through Jesus be the ethical distinctiveness of His followers?
When a culture perceives Christians as gullible, selfish, homophobic, and prejudiced, wouldn’t a higher standard of loving go a long way?
In a pandemic when Evangelical Christians are seen as proponents of theories that amplify fear, wouldn’t the sounds of grace and hope be a higher standard?
When Christians are front and centre in anti-regulations, anti-mask, and anti-vaccinations, wouldn’t a response of contrite intercession be welcomed by God?
What do you think?
Could the crisis around us be revealing the character within us? Could this be a moment when Jesus is speaking to his churches as he did in Revelation?
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