This week I heard about a book written to help Christians know which board games and card games are appropriate to play. I thought it was a hoax. Why would we need a book about that? We are surrounded by people who are dying without Jesus and we’re worried if we should play a card game? Why would we pick at such a small piece of lint?
The Church’s relevance is being lost when little things become the big things and the Big Thing becomes the little thing. We turn the focus upside down. When we put our focus on anything instead of anyone then we have missed our heart mission- our life mission.
Jesus didn’t ask people to clean up their act before they came to Him. He didn’t ask where they lived, where they shopped, what they did for fun, or for whom they voted. He met them where they were, right in the middle of their sin. Right in the middle of their failures. His love, His mercy called to their battered, torn hearts. Jesus helped them to see they were worth His death and resurrection. Not because they were good, but because He was God.
When we start to worry about the things that will pass away and we forget about the ever-living-never-dying-souls the enemy wins. We pick at lint, he picks off souls. Dear Ones, my heart is heavy when I think of family and friends who have never heard or seen Him. There are lost people in this world, it’s time to forget the lint and focus on the lives.
It has been said, “We are Easter people in a Good Friday world.” Best Beloved, Easter is coming. Don’t let it pass by without asking someone to come with you to church. Let us leave the lint alone and go share why Good Friday is so good.