Day to day I see people, who call themselves Christ followers, doing everything but reflecting the heart of Jesus. As my day progresses I think: Everything I do… everything I say… the way I conduct business… the way I treat others… is a direct reflection on the one I follow. When I wear the name Christian. When I profess to follow Christ. Others look to me to see what HE is like. Do I truly understand his heart? Do others see him in me? Since 1974 I have walked side by side with Jesus. So close that I long to be by his side. I have been involved in churches and even as a worship pastor. I deal daily with church leaders who are deceitful… hurtful… and self-serving… Is that Christ? I work with Christian schools who claim to teach our children in the ways of Christ then turn around and throw the golden rule out the window. I was asked by a fellow pastor “what needs to happen to fix the brokenness of Christianity”. My answer was: “there are 4,000 religions world wide. Basically divided into five groups. Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism. I have studied and read most of the books of each religion and I find one common theme. The Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. If we lived by that one simple law. Practiced that one simple idea. How things would change. It has to start now. It has to start with Christ and his people.
“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter”. – Dr. King. I Love You! Perry