Growing up I learned a song, I think maybe in my elementary school years, that for some reason popped into my head a few months ago. And then the praise team at one of the churches we attend sang it a few weeks ago. So I started to ruminate about the message of that song and how its message fails to line up with what is taught in some Evangelical/Fundamentalist circles. I thought that perhaps the song needed a new title, so here are a few I created.
They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Boycotts of…
Disney Theme Parks
They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Christian Message Tee Shirts/Bumper Stickers
They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Stand Against…
They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Hatred Of…
Social Welfare Programs
They Will Know We Are Christians By Our…
Lack of make-up, earrings, nose rings, tongue rings, nipple rings, tattoos, extreme hair styles
Well anyway, that is just a partial list. There is one thing that is lacking…LOVE.
Francis Schaeffer, whom I do not generally agree with on many levels wrote a book entitled “The Mark Of A Christian”. And in it he makes this statement, (my paraphrase), that if we do not love people, they have a right to question whether or not we are a Christian. That is profound and a bit frightening.
God, Himself states that if we do not love those whom we can see, how can we love Him whom we cannot see? That too is profound and frightening as well.