There was this story from a sport called baseball of a team leader who was considered “a central figure” of his team for his many talents and his “leadership”. In a game, this man of “integrity” has faked getting injured in an attempt to help his team win. None of this would be all too terrible, if it weren’t for two things:
Number one: He confessed that he faked it and didn’t even feel any remorse. Instead, he reasoned that he was told to do something to score and so he did. As simple as that.
Number two: Nobody made a big deal about it. Even their opponents that night admired what he did.
He got the point and the job done. That’s that. Who cares, if he did something foul or even unethical (if you can call cheating unethical at all these days).
Continue reading When you do what it takes
Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
Every Sunday, we lift our hands up and praise God. That’s the new Christian idea of worship. We give our excellence in setting up the church program, we give our talents into the singing of preselected and well-practiced songs, we show the people from the pulpit and in the small-groups what we’ve learned in the Bible about living a safe and comfortable Christian life.
It almost looks like we have something to offer to God.
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself:
‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people:
swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
‘I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.‘
Continue reading Our empires of dirt
There was this video with a very disturbing imagery of an army of World War II soldiers in a beautiful and extravagant club partying and enjoying their time. It was very luxurious indeed and they did not lack anything, but had all the food and alcohol to make the night unforgettable. However, what was truly going to be burnt into the pages of history books was what was happening outside this fellowship of supposed heroes… While they were having a nice time, bombs were destroying homes and other soldiers and innocent people were getting killed.
Continue reading The lost picture of the Church
Human beings crave to have a plan. Something that tells them where they’re headed. But the best plan seems always that which comes from self… Well, because naturally, it is for
That easily translates into churches today, where the idea, plans and programs of mankind are of utmost priority.
Continue reading Where religion ends