last week we explored the call and concept of solidarity; specifically, that concept as it is found in the life and teachings of jesus.
which leads us to the (in)convenient crux of decision as christ followers. if jesus’ way is clearly tilted toward compassion, healing, acceptance, forgiveness, inclusion and love (from beginning to end), how is it that we as his followers are known primarily by a theology of exclusion, rejection, constriction, elitism and condemnation?
why are the types of people who were drawn to jesus repulsed by his followers? why are christians most often defined by what they stand against, rather than the love by which christ commanded them to be known?
something has gone terribly wrong.