Looking at hypocrisy from the outside

How about for all those people who are “athiest” yet seem to know the holy spirit well and know what hypocrisy looks like, you don’t get an opinion until you enter the fight? Join the body of Christ, and then we can talk about all the work we need to do in the church, and we can work together. What is the use in complaining if you haven’t even crossed the starting line? Of course we can engage as friends if your faith doesn’t rest on Jesus, but if you’re going to recieve the solutions you’re looking for, they have to come from him. If you really think you could be a better Christian than you see in the news, do it.

I know a lot of people who flirt with the idea of Christ because he sounds nice but “they don’t really need it” (Christianity). That’s all fine a great, but what if other people in the body of Christ need you? What if there is more there than you can find out looking from the outside? How will you actually know, rather than blowing smoke about how God’s not real and if he is, he wouldn’t like you much anyways? What if you’ve got that ass-backwards? Wouldn’t the not knowing drive you crazy, especially if it’s important for you to know? We are all made to choose. What if conceding to faith is the strongest weakness you would have never previously chosen until you just couldn’t bear the not knowing anymore? How long would that take? How many screwed up relationships and how long with that eternal sense of defeat? Do you really want that in your life? There is only one antidote. It’s free. Would you pass up a free polio vaccine? Living on your own is gonna leave you crippled, but you’ll be too smart to notice it. Maybe it would be nice to get some help, even if you don’t “need” it. Would you dare to find out?


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I am a second-grade teacher and pastor-to-be who loves people. I spend my weekends with friends or wandering the museums of DC alone and with a journal, trying to put words on the places of the soul that still feel wordless. I spent most of my days at school trying to learn patience through my students and running on sheer nerdy passion. I follow Jesus Christ, and savor that as my most important identity--that I am a child of God, as are infinite others, regardless of their other identities. Christ is my one thing.

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