The truth is, when the ugly stuff hits… when your kid is sneaking out at night putting on a fake mask at church using drugs drinking at school having sex getting arrested lying self-mutilating You may get blamed. You may be criticized, sometimes from the people you would LEAST expect it. In our case, our […]
Christians would say that I should “pray that he would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ before he meets God.” There was a time when that would have been my Number One Priority. I would have hounded him and made him absolutely miserable until he caved and “gave his life to Christ”, even on his deathbed.
What IS real is a helping HAND when someone needs it. Forget about “God closing a door”. If you can be the HAND that helps someone up, then do it. A closed door doesn’t relieve you of your part in the life of a friend, colleague, or neighbor. If you are able to help and don’t, then “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matt 25:40) is meaningless.
Most non-Christians would be shocked to know the great lengths that Christians have gone to insulate themselves from The World. There really is a Christian Bubble, and we lived in it for nearly 20 years. We were told that we were to live IN the world but not be OF the world. Christians should be […]