What Do You See?
I've pastored long enough to hear a few things that make me shudder. Once, while on a church trip, an older follower of Jesus said, "You know, our church would be so much better if we didn't have so many broken people in it. We need some healthy people." I've had people call to "inform" me how someone, who attends church but isn't a follower of Jesus, is living. I"ll ask, "You do know that they are someone who hasn't repented of their sins and isn't following Jesus?" To which their answer is, "So?" There have been those who have given me an ear full about someone who attends church and is a follower of Jesus. They want me to, "do something" about it. I'll ask, "Are you offended?" "Yes" is their usual response which at that time I'll inform them how Jesus taught us to go to those who offend us and work it out. Rarely do they ever. Mark 6:34 When he went ashore he sa