It was a few years back
I don’t remember what caused it but I felt that my wife was not treating me right.
I waited for the whole family to go to bed before deciding to go for a walk.
It was meant to be a prayer walk where I was going to do a tell-it-all with God.
It was more of a prayer rant.
I went into all I thought I was not getting.
An argument started on one of the groups I’m on. It’s not a lame kind of argument. This was serious.
They were “fighting” over the activities of a political leader. One guy held that there was no way the leader could be God’s choice because of his unsavory character.
The other guy held that the political leader was God’s choice, had done a lot to advance the interest of the church and so must be supported.
It wasn’t one of those quiet battles. This was tougher than that.
They eventually paused, like two boxers going back to their corner, waiting for the bell to call a restart. It was clear that this argument would pop up another time.
Someone says something or winds up the conversation and out jumps the jack-in-box.
Beyond the seething emotions in the background, there is a bigger question lost in the middle of everything.
Maybe we need to find the question before we even look at the arguments from both sides.
And the question is….?
In one of the groups I’m in, I got a video of Christians who defied the new culture of social distancing. They were still meeting for service.
Reporters were trying to speak with some of the congregation as they drove out. They were not keen on giving them the time of day.
Anyway, a reporter got a question in and tried to find out if they were not concerned about the Coronavirus
Her respondent replied in a matter-of-fact manner – “I am covered by the blood of Jesus”
And this sentiment is expressed by so many others from the pulpit
By this singular mindset, we forget what we are here to do.
But how did we become so selfish?