Are You Mean?

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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  1. Honestly I always though our church as inviting, loving, but God knows the impression we make. How sad a thought that we did not love as we should. We get all wrapped up in self hurts so much we exclude the hurts of others.God work your miracles in us so we can love as you do! Thanks Sheila!

    On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 7:00 AM Briefly Speaking wrote:

    > Sheila Graham posted: ” 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 th” >

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