BE the Change

9 Jul

I’ve spent wayyy too much time on social media in the past few days.  One theme I see over and over is the fact that we DO live in a broken world, and it is a world that desperately needs change.  AGREED!!!  Some of my brothers and sisters in Christ even go so far to remind everyone that this world DESPERATELY needs Jesus.  Again, AGREED!!!  (And, I want to ask:  How are YOU sharing Him with this world?  But that’s another blog for another day.)

So, we all agree that we need change.  Who is going to do it??  Our favorite political candidates?  Activist organizations?  Our military?  Our police?  WHO will take the reigns and initiate the change we so desperately need?

Interestingly enough, another theme I’ve picked up on the last couple of days is the idea that we need to be TRUE to our friends.  Reminders that those who talk bad about others to us will probably speak ill of us to others.  That is a CHARACTER issue.  You can be sure that one is true as well.  It is in our human nature to highlight the flaws of others in hopes of diverting attention from our own shortcomings.  (Seldom works, but it makes us feel better about our imperfections, so we do it anyway.)

So, here we are … WHO WILL STOP THE RAIN??

The ONLY WAY this world will change is FOR US TO BE THE CHANGE.  CHRISTIAN, THAT MEANS TO BE EXACTLY WHAT WE SAY WE ARE.  Exactly what Jesus Christ calls us to be.  People of LOVE.  People of GOD.  People of CHARACTER.  Careful with our words about others.  Careful with our actions towards others.  And liberal.  LIBERAL WITH OUR LOVE!!!  LIBERAL WITH OUR LOVE FOR GOD and LIBERALLY LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR.

Yes, this conservative Southern Baptist pastor is BEGGING YOU TO BE LIBERAL.  Heck, WASTEFUL with your love!!!  LOVE EVERYONE, EVEN IF THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT!!  EVEN IF THEY’VE SPOKEN ILL OF YOU!!  EVEN IF THEY’VE SET THEMSELVES AGAINST YOU AS AN ENEMY!!

SHOW THEM THE CHARACTER OF CHRIST!!!!

BE THE CHANGE!  And watch what it does to our world!!!!!!

(Sorry for all of that yelling)

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