Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Would Gandhi Go To Church With You?

I like your Christ.
I do not like your Christians.
They are so unlike your Christ.
--Gandhi


What a thought provoking quote. Even Gandhi didn't want to go to church because he felt it was filled with a bunch of hypocrites.

I understand. Despite being a Christian I am struggling with that same feeling myself right now. I have been watching someone single handedly speak all the right words with their mouth, but destroy literally hundreds of people with their actions. This person is in a position of leadership and actively and loudly professes to be a Christian. When I listen to them say "love one another" and then shred people literally to ribbons, I understand why there are so many people who feel as Ghandi.

4 comments:

From the Doghouse said...

Sigh. Me too.

donald said...

I think most Christians (sadly to say) have experienced this.. and it's hard to measure the damage that these types of people cause..

Deanna said...

Well today said person ran over me like a Mack truck and stomped me into an oily spot. I need reinforcement on God's armor in a major way.

black betty said...

i completely agree with that quote. i, too, struggle with trying to find the right fit. i honestly don't think it exists. lucky for me, i can get my jesus on anywhere...i don't have to be in a big building to find him, ya know?