C.S. Lewis once said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it, I see everything else”.
Some people have the very mistaken idea that Christianity is just a religion – a set of rules and regulations by which we live our lives. Maybe that is because, all too often, we as Christians live in a way that is inconsistent with what we claim to believe.
Jesus said, “Love your neighbor”… Do we?
Jesus cared for the poor… Do we take the time?
Jesus reached out to the unlovely and unlovable… Do we make the effort?
Christianity, in it’s truest sense, is not about religion. It is a relationship with the God of the universe. It is a relationship by which our entire view of the world changes, as we view those around us through the eyes of Christ.
So, here’s a challenge for your week: Take the time to see those around you the way Jesus sees them. It may just change your view of the world, not just for the week, but for the rest of your life.
“Looking at culture, chronology, and current events through the eyes of faith.”
Making It Count
Consider this quote by Thomas Edison…
“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment, and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
That is so true. It seems that we latch on to every “get-rich-quick” scheme and promise of a quick buck, yet we don’t want to put in the time, the thought, or the perspiration to make our “busy-ness” really count.
The same can be said of the Church.
For all of our “wonderful” programs, are we ministering to the poor?
Are we saving the lost?
Are we making disciples?
Are we passing on what is important to the next generation?
After all, only what is done for Christ will really last.
So… are you burning bright, or burning out?