Are you mean? Dallas Willard said the reason more people don’t go to church is because Christians are mean, self-righteous know-it-alls. I could add judgmental to that as well, although it’s akin to self-righteousness. What’s wrong with us? As soon as the Holy Spirit begins working with us, we forget what we were spiritually rescued from and get proud of ourselves! What did ourselves have to do with it! We can be proud of anything, being rich or being poor, well-educated or not, and unfortunately, good Christians or not. Jesus had a lot to say about pride, which includes self-righteousness. He told the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector at prayer. He used little children as examples. He hung out with people the religious leaders looked down on. If one of those persons comes to our church, let’s be different like Jesus.
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham