Saturday, December 15, 2012

Numb

So many articles out there that are flooding in on the subject, I hesitated mentioning anything about yesterday.  Yet, if I didn't say something, it would look like CToBM didn't care.

I find myself realizing just how connected we are as a human race, as spiritual beings walking on this earth.

1 Corinthians 12:13 "For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free--and have all been made to drink into one Spirit."

Are you feeling the hurt?  Me too.  I didn't lose a loved one or my child wasn't there, but I can feel the pain.

Romans 12:15 "Take part in the joy of those who are glad, and in the grief of those who are sorrowing."

This event in Connecticut has confirmed in my heart that there is really no Christian, no Muslim, no Jew, no Catholic, no Atheist, no Agnostic, no ANYTHING when it comes to the Spirit.  We are all connected, like it or not.

How pathetic that it takes an event like this to bring us back to this realization.

It's time to throw out our theology.  The Spirit could care less.  What's important is that we give someone a smile today.  Pay for someone's groceries behind us at the store.  Let the waitress know how much you appreciate the work she is doing - give her a large tip.

It's time to manifest the Kingdom here on Earth.  WE must manifest that Kingdom.

There are public figures out there who call themselves "Christian" saying stupid things like this: "The reason this happened to the school was because we've taken prayer out of schools."  You know who they are and I won't give them space on this article by naming them.

Sadly, the people who say this are not connected to the Spirit (at this time) because if they were, they wouldn't be saying that.  My heart breaks for them as well because of their lost spirit.

The parents and families - that is where our spirits should be right now.  The children who survived.  Dear God!

Know that Christians Tired of Being Misrepresented is here for you.  If you need to share, please visit our Facebook Page and share.  If our Page doesn't allow you to post on the Timeline when you visit, send us a message.  We are all in this together.

There's nothing more to say.

{hug}
Janet from CToBM         

7 comments:

  1. I love your message. But, I think that Christians are representing themselves/ourselves exactly as they/we are: selfish, arrogant, heartless, divisive. I agree with you that we must drop our theology and love. Thank you for this. The church is broken almost beyond recognition.

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    1. We are trying to change the misrepresentation. It starts with US. <3

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  2. Thank you for that beautiful message. One of the very few that I've read in the past 2 days. Keep of the faith!

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  3. We need to do it with Grace and Truth, just like Jesus did. It means that you still speak truth in Love. Remember Jn 14:6? That means we are not all one spirit, and with out truth, what good is love? Jesus died for us because of Love and told us the truth of how we can have life Jn 6:47.

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  4. Perhaps instead of whining about being misunderstood/misrepresented you need to get a lot louder and a whole lot more public when someone who purports to be a Christiand advocates behavior that is counter to the message of Christ. Murmuring that they are just a fringe element and not real Christians isn't cutting it. They aren't the fringe any more. They are mainstream Christianity and people like you allowed that to happen.

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    1. Well, Molly T.

      Based on your comment it is obvious that you have not taken the time to view our Facebook Page or read any other articles located on this blog. Instead, you've chosen to be flippant and irresponsible - throwing out a comment filled with accusations that are misdirected. We don't believe they are the fringe, only louder than the majority. Please take a few minutes and learn about us before commenting in the future.

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  5. It seems that for too long the most strident and loudest (and quite often mean-spirited such as the Westboro group) voices are the ones who are most frequently heard by people because mainstream media plays up to those voices. It makes for "entertaining" news to play up the harshest voices, the negative comments and actions.

    However, I also know that our voices -- such as the many voices I hear on this site and The Christian Left -- are out there. We need to speak clearly and firmly but with kindness and compassion. We must speak not only through what we say aloud and online but also through our actions.

    We can demonstrate to non-Christians and Christians alike through words and deeds that we are not judgmental or blind to the spark of humanity in everyone. We can reach out through very simple acts of kindness -- to everyone and not just Christians.

    One of my husband's physicians is a Muslim, and we gave him Baklava at Christmas time and wished him a Happy Holiday Season. He was taken aback by our little bit of kindness and accepted our gift with a wide smile and profuse expressions of thanks.

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