Over the years I have sadly seen this come into play when we do the “church comparison game”. When we represent Christ and His church, let us focus on the positives of His message, the positives of His grace, the positives of His love, and the positives of what we as His church seek to do. No church is perfect. As much as strive to be obedient children and faithful stewards of what He has entrusted us with, we can’t kid ourselves by thinking we have our act all in one sock. We are imperfect people serving a perfect God. We are sinful people saved by He who knew no sin. Paul tells us in 2Corinthians 5:21 [For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.]
The need to stay on point of a positive message is stronger now than ever before. Our country finds itself in a time when mudslinging, finger pointing, and character assassination is at an all time high. Let us avoid getting drawn into that arena. Let us remain advocates of a positive message that offers life and blessings. There is only one person who can truly deliver them; that is Jesus Christ and no other. It is Him who we champion.
Have a blessed day.