Monday, February 25, 2013

Reflection for the Week - February 25

Like razor wire slashing through flesh, many Christians and churches leave people spiritually lacerated. There seems to be no limits to the piercing levels of impoverishment, as Christianity slides towards dehumanization, theological irrelevance, and cultural isolation. Hidden comfortable idolatry vilifies integrity and credibility, and outright indifference to truth and reality shreds hearts and minds. When fine sounding soothing rhetoric and clever speech take charge, God’s place of radical dispute and testimony has been tarnished and stained. Reversal, with God’s help, has to start by dismantling the razor wire. Generating humanness, mercy, compassion, redemption, and love will be vital and significant steps towards severing that which kills, and bringing healing to the deep wounds that cut people off from life.