Seriously….What does it mean to be a Christian?
Just in the recent weeks I have been withness to several things that would make the staunchest of Christians shake their heads in disgust.
I have been witness to bold face lies, deceipt upon deceipt, judgementalism (is that a word?), name calling, posturing, and power plays, all from supposed pastors.
I have seen some pretty stupid things in the church ranks over the years, and I have come to realize that most of the stuff that has happened could have been avoided by open and honest communication.
That’s called C O M M U N I C A T I O N! It means that someone speaks…and someone listens. USUALLY, it is done to where BOTH sides get to take turns speaking and listening.
Why is it that after we have been Christians for a few years, we feel the necessity to ACT like we have all the answers? Why is it most Pastors are afraid to admit they MAY NOT KNOW IT ALL? Why the need to feel in control?
Becoming a Christian doesn’t automatically make us wise beyond our years. It doesn’t all of the sudden make us know all the answers to all the questions. It certainly doesn’t make us THE authority on right and wrong.
Doesn’t the term ‘Christian’ mean ‘Christ-like’?
So…what are the characteristics of someone who is ‘Christ-like’?
Hmmmm….let’s see…Grace, Mercy, Compassion, Forgiveness.
So…back to my question….’What does it mean to be a Christian?’
Tell us your thoughts.