Your best friend won’t tell you -but I will – You lost

 

Your best friend won’t tell you -but I will – You lost

Dear Gentle Reader,

 

I am supposed to be on sabbatical and I thought I could just kick back and catch up on some much needed reading Right? Wrong! Before the election is even cool  (5 years) as the mist over the cliffs of Moher. There are some who want to secede from the United states which in Irish we would say Leathcheann (Idiot) Then we have those who want to impeach the President and still others who claim that President Obama used mind control on us!

 

Ní féidir leat a shocrú dúr you can’t fix stupid! So your best friend won’t tell you But I will! To the Christians who believe the End is near! And that God has left the Building.

 

The President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was on NPR the other day. NPR Article He concluded the loss was attributed to only white suburban evangelicals getting their message which consists entirely of 2 core issues; 1. Legalization of gay marriage, 2. Abortion, being the downfall of all society.

 

As well, he completely misses the problem fundamentally of a political party being a “mouthpiece” for Jesus, as does the GOP in reverse. I thought in part:

 

You are wrong!

 

You LOST because

 

You lost because you assumed arrogantly that you are the moral majority.

 

You lost because you falsely judged your morals were not only superior but others were immoral.

 

You lost because you cared more about prayer in school than if the children there were hungry or not, bullied or not, had opportunity or not.

 

You lost because you clouded half the sky with the pollution of second class status: Women.

 

You lost because you are color blind, you see only in black and white.

 

You lost because you love Tommy Hilfiger and Prada and Coach and NIKE and granite kitchen counter tops more than your neighbor who works to make and sell those things, more than the earth that is altered to create them.

 

You lost because you love jails more than prisoners.

 

You lost because you Trust God more on your money than in people.

 

You lost because you pledge your allegiance to a flag and not your fellow American.

 

You lost because you supported a costume.

 

You lost because you are afraid of discovery and science.

 

You lost because your faith is little and shallow.

 

You lost because you are only able to speak one language.

 

You lost because you loved easy lies and hated the difficult struggle for truth.

 

You lost because you have ears that are shut to listening; Eyes that are closed to observing.

 

You lost because you have five coats, and ten pairs of shoes, and count yourself good when you give your castoffs to the poor.

 

You lost because you look down on “others” and forget to raise them up.

 

You lost because you are lost.

 

You lost because what you tried to do to others was done to you.

 

You lost because you looked for signs of God’s approval in things.

 

You lost because you sought morality for people through the law.

 

You lost because you loved the Supreme Court more than the supremacy of love.

 

You lost because you put your heart and soul into removing a splinter from a fellow believer’s eye that only you could see, and failed to remove the log all else could see blocking your own views.

 

You lost because you were determined to put Mystery in a dictionary; Omnipotence in a box.

 

You lost because you cannot wonder where you might be mistaken. You do not serve the cause of Christ.

 

You lost because you serve only your own causes.

 

You lost because your conviction is only for the other and not your own hearts.

 

You lost because your fear is greater than your faith.

 

You lost because you have become idolatrous; you made a teaching tool (the Bible) your God.

 

You lost because you can accept no proof that is uncomfortable.

 

Justice is the cause of Christ.

 

Diversity is the cause of Christ.

 

Fullness is the cause of Christ.

 

Forgiveness is the cause of Christ.

 

Welcome is the cause of Christ.

 

Building is the cause of Christ.

 

Hope is the cause of Christ.

 

Joy is the cause of Christ.

 

Humility is the cause of Christ.

 

Wholeness is the cause of Christ.

 

Earth is the cause of Christ.

 

Peace is the cause of Christ.

 

All life is the cause of Christ.

 

Human Beings are the cause of Christ.

 

Comfort is the cause of Christ.

 

Rainbows are the cause of Christ.

 

LOVE is the cause of Christ.

 

Just so you’ll know for next time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” G. K. Chesterton

 

 

 

 

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