WARNING: language may be offensive to some — do NOT e-mail me about it. If you can’t handle it, don’t read any further. Thank you.
Recently, a friend of mine had a horrible virus run through her entire household. Another friend, the same thing. Still, another family is dealing with colds and sore throats. We just had an entire 6 week period of on again, off again colds with the full range of symptoms. Cold and flu season went out with a bang!
I am a Facebook junkie. I avoided it for a long time, but got sucked in by “testing” it out several months ago. It hooked me as soon as people from my school years starting popping up all over the joint. I am also friends with a few people from my local church.
When prayer has been asked for any reason, I immediately pray and sometimes type “prayer said…” and so on. I pray right then so I won’t forget later. I am very diligent to pray when I tell someone I will. I don’t give empty prayer promises… at least, I try not to.
I’ve noticed something that makes me crawl up inside myself though. Sometimes, when prayer requests or just simple comments are made a handful of people will offer to pray, but I have yet to see anyone offer to help. I even saw one asshole leave a “God won’t give you more than you can handle” response to a pregnant woman who was short on sleep and armpit deep in children puke for several days. Are you flippin’ kidding me?
Now, to give the benefit of the doubt, there could be people who offer to help behind the scenes. There could be people who e-mail help or make a phone call and offer that oasis of restoration through kindness and generosity. That, I would not know. But, in the public eye, there was a whole lot of bullshit going on.
My dearly beloved Christian family… WE ARE THE CHURCH!
I know, news flash, right? Well, it shouldn’t be. Freakin’ take off your spiritual blinders and get your damn hands dirty. For the love of all that is good and wholesome, DO your DUTY unto your BRETHREN.
Help now. Pray later. Or help and pray while you’re helping.
Love your neighbor AS YOURSELF. Remember that one?
How can we be Jesus to the world when we can’t even be Jesus to our church family members, local community, friends, or family?
I’m going to go run my head into a brick wall now. After that, I might just poke my eyes out. Gah!!!!!