November 29, 2019 Dear Uppity “Christians.” You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. -Mattthew 7:5 I’m no theologian, but I am an excellent observer. The last time I checked, Jesus didn’t win people over by criticising, converting, or shaming them. In fact, He did it by being the human embodiment of radical love! I cringe every time I hear a Pastor proclaim He(or She) is going to reach the world outside of the church walls. Because, more often than not they don’t. The funny thing is, a highly criticised person like Kanye West is more effective then the modern church. Today’s culture doesn’t hate Christianity. What they hate are holier than thou people telling them how to be a good person without actually being an example of one. If you want to change the world go out into your community and be an example of who God is, rather then just talking about him and telling people what’s wrong with them. Prior to the stroke, I never went to church, didn’t actively try to fulfill a set of rules to be a good person, and was more concerned with living my life. However, if you’re a legalistic externalist Christian you’d know this behavior would disqualify me from going to heaven. Right? BUT IT DOESN’T! I can confidently say that I’ve had a firsthand encounter with God and He saved my life even when I was unconscious and didn’t know my life needed saving. I don’t call myself a Christian, an Atheist, or even a good person. I call myself a student. Because, I’m still learning, you’re still learning, we all are. Therefore, don’t assume to be the master and tell people what to do with their lives. Just show them love. Why? BECAUSE LOVE ALWAYS WINS!