It seems like many in the church have become disconnected to the outside world. That we’ve forgotten that people still have real hurts, real struggles, and need real love.
Sometimes, I wonder if this isn’t how we (me included) come across to a hurting and largely unsaved world. Sometimes, I wonder if this isn’t what we’re saying without realizing it.
An open letter to the hurting from the average church goer…
We are the church. We know Jesus. That fact alone makes us better than you. In fact, if you were like us, you wouldn’t even be hurting. You certainly wouldn’t admit it. You see, it’s probably the sin and the corruption of your soul that is causing your hurt. If you were spiritual like us, the hurt would most likely disappear.
Excuse us if we fail to speak to you when you come through our church doors out of your own desperation, we have people we like to see when we go to church. We have things that we want to accomplish. It’s not really about you, hey, it’s not really about God. It’s really about us and how we appear to the others inside this building. It’s really about us being able to say that we’ve been to church, us being able to check it off of our week’s to-do list.
So, you’ll have to forgive us if we don’t show much grace or comfort to you, Mr. Hurting. We hope you’ll forgive us if we don’t do anything to help you find the one that can comfort you… we’ve been doing it this way a long time. In fact, we have plenty of other things on our plate and just don’t have the time to plan anything that may communicate to you the love that Jesus has for you. We have committee meetings and praise band rehearsal, we have coffee to drink and Bible studies to attend.
We’re certain Jesus is what you need, we just aren’t going to take the time to show Him to you.
Thanks for visiting,The Average Christian