A Higher Standard…

Posted: October 20, 2015 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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Okay, Church, I’m frustrated. It’s happening once again. A dear fried of mine is being ousted from his ministry position after moving his family for hundreds of miles, not because of wrongdoing, or negligence, or incompetence, or a host of other things but merely because his church has decided to do something different, taking a different approach. I know what you might be thinking, businesses do that all the time. And you’re right, they do. It’s still not okay.

Here’s the thing. We’re not a business, we’re a body, the Body of Christ. Relationships are at the very core of our structure. Our Lord and master said “they will know you are my disciples by the way you love one another.” This is a pretty funny of showing love, dropping people who you called to build relationships with people in your congregation at the drop of a hat. What message does this show to the flock? People are expendable? Pretty sure Jesus feels differently.

Church, we are called to a higher standard. It’s not enough to be like the rest of the world as a matter of fact that is the exact opposite of what we are supposed to be. We are supposed to be better than the world. We are supposed to be role models to the world.

I’ve seen this far too often. Something has to change.

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