Let’s face it… humanity is pretty selfish. We want more than the next person, we covet other’s wealth and fame and some people will stop at nothing to make sure they (or someone they love) is a better place or position regardless of the consequences. Wars have been waged over land and resources, people have been killed over little league playing time and people rush out to buy the new Apple iPhone or iPad or any other device to make sure they stand at the pinnacle of humanity’s shallow standards.
This unfortunately has found its way in the church through a number of doors.
Because of this we fail to remember the call of Christ to become self-less.
We are called as followers of Christ to be the hands and feet of God at all times to all people. When are humanity kicks in and overshadows are call we can say, act and even do things we regret.
My sister, Haley, tweeted some nice pieces of self-less theology.[tweet 583649994378383360 align=’center’] [tweet 583650032710131712 align=’center’]
Much like humanity, the church can be the best thing for society and the worst for people all at the same time. I hope that for our world’s sake we focus on others over our own. Haley is right… the world would be a much better place.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu once wrote:
Do your little of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Let’s not forget our own call to serve God in the world and through this interactions with others we will then show them the light of Christ. This the most effective evangelism ever conceived.