A few months ago I read a blog that was title something like “Help Me, I’m Stuck IN My Church”. The gist of the post was that some times followers of Christ get so caught up in the “work of the church”, that we forget that our goal is to follow Christ. Last night I watched one of Rob Bell’s Nooma videos titled Sunday. Again the message here was plain and simple – make sure you are following Christ, not Christianity. It’s such a good reminder especially when you see how hard Jesus was on the “religious leaders” and how much compassion he had on the “sinners”.
So today, remember the ways of the Christ and remember our mission to follow him.
27He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Luke 10:27 (New International Version)