i met a man at the community College once. He found out I was a minister. He said with some disdain in his voice, “So you’re one of those Christians?”
I knew immediately what he was asking. He equated Christianity with those who are narrow-minded, bigoted,politically conservative, anti gay, anti science, closed minded people who have checked their brains at the door of their belief systems. To him that was the only kind of Christian there was.
Well I’m not one of those kind of Christians. I have sometimes thought about trying to be called something else; like a follower of Jesus. I am ashamed of being classified as one of those described above.
But I don’t want to be exclusive. Even if some of those Christians are. We are all Christians. I just want let the world know that I am not narrow minded, bigoted, politically conservative, anti gay, anti science, and pro gun. But I am a Christian. And from my way of looking at it, my views are closer to the views that Jesus professed than the other kind.
Still, I don’t want to exclude them because of a difference of beliefs. I will simply pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to lead us all into all truth. That means I will stay open to change and hope that the other variety of Christians will do the same. Whether you are one of “those” Christians or some other kind, we are all doing our best to follow Jesus.
In the mean time, please don’t lump us all into one category.
JOKE OF THE DAY
On our 27th anniversary I thought of a joke about a couple who had been married 60 years. They were in pretty good shape except that their hearing was almost gone. At the party, the husband stood and raised his glass toward his bride and said, ‘After 60 years you are tried and true.” To which his wife responded by standing and saying to her husband, “And after 60 years, I am tired of you too!”
I’m not tired of Prudy. I have a hard time understanding how she is not tired of me.