Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Hollywood" meets some "Real Christians"

Yesterday I read this article about Sanda Bullock and the movie The Blind Side. Basically this Christian couple "adopts" this young man and help him realize his God given potential in many ways (spiritually, academically, athletically). Michael Oher is now an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens. More important than that Michael now knows who Jesus is and the selfless love his people are called to live out.  We see the impact one person can have on the life of another if we will invest, and if people are open to us. 

I mention the article because of the flawed view of the church that Sandra Bullock had, and how impressed people are when the run into people who "walk the walk."  Miss Bullock basically felt that the entire church was hypocritical.  Saying one thing, doing another and then telling other people not to do those same bad things.  Then she ran into Leigh Anne Tuohy and her preconceptions were put in check.  She realized there are people who live their faith. The question for us is.  Why do people have such a bad image of us, and why aren't more of us impacting the world and showing them that we LOVE them.  This is the failure of the church today.  Christians are supposed to be known by their love.  When we tell people Christians they should get all excited because they know we are going to be amazing to them, instead they want to avoid us or argue about abortion and homosexuality.  That shouldn't be the first response.  We need to be more involved in the lives of people around us to change that. Only then will people want to know Jesus like we know him.

For more on this thought read this.

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