Who Do You Look Like?

It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time:

repetitive, loveless, cheap sex;

a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage;

frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion;

paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants;

a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives;

small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival;

uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.

This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom. (Galatians 5:19-21, MSG)

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”―Mahatma Gandhi

Prayer- Lord may we not be one of these. Amen.

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