Monday, February 9, 2009
Lord of the Dance
quo. He challenged assumptions, Scriptural interpretations, societal norms and just about every view of the religious world. God came to the world to die for humanity. His example of sacrifice and service stunned the world at the time. God's were removed, far away, unknowable and not personal. In Dan Kimball's book "They like Jesus but not the church" he talks about where churches have gone wrong. Instead of standing for something, we stand against things. The teachings of Jesus are simple. Love God, Love your neighbor. Don't judge unless you want to be judged. He hung out with people on the margins of society. To a younger generation who are seeking to know God more, the church sometimes seems like an institution of moral watchers than a group of do gooders. Who do we need to reach out to and who should be sharing the love of Jesus Christ with? Hopefully when the Lord of the dance is with us we see Him, hear Him and follow Him. Go in peace and go with God.