“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
This is a quote that has shown up on bumper stickers and has been floating around for quite some time. So here is the thought….
Jesus the most holy person to walk the face of the earth was attracted to the most unholy and the most unholy were attracted to him. It was the religious of the day that were put off by Christ. Jesus was accused of being friends with sinners and tax collectors. He ate with them, hung out with them and was very comfortable being around those who had a lifestyle opposite his.
If the “church” is the embodiment of Christ why is it that the world is not attracted to the “church”?
Could it be that for many church is about talking about Christ vs. living like Christ. What would happen if the church became a family living like Christ in their neighborhood?
Neighbors would be attracted to Him. For when they see the church they would see Christ and Christ is attractive.
For more on this read my earlier post – “A picture of the church“