I was raised Catholic. Though I certainly have some issues with Catholicism, the brand I was raised with didn’t seem withdrawn from the world at large.
It seems many Christians are huddled in their own little corners, worrying about same sex marriage, female submission or drivel like the Nashville Statement. Don’t know what the Nashville Statement is? It is a statement crafted by small minded men focusing especially on sexual morality.
Do the people who dote on issues of sexual immorality think they should ever take a breather for a while and see what is happening in the world? When did we as Christians decide we should be deaf to the cries of those in need.
So many Christians seem silent on issues like the Charlottesville Riots, hurricaine relief, and DACA? While I certainly was taught about sexual immorality back in the day, I always felt encouraged in some way that it was our duty to help those less fortunate than us. Whether it was attempting to feed the hungry, help the elderly, or going to a protest to speak out on Trump’s attempts to end DACA, that spark was always there.
While certainly all Christians don’t fall into this camp, the world is making me sad right now.
Have we forgotten the words of Jesus?
35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’