For most of my life, Christians were laughed at or ridiculed for the wrong things. The non-believing culture made fun of boycotts, our protests over irrelevant issues, or crazy promotional stunts in the name of the gospel. Far too often, some Christians took the “peculiar people” scripture way out of context and actually prided themselves on how wacky they could be perceived. Sadly on Christian TV, it was our big hair, cheap suits, or tacky furniture. But what really should separate us from the world are the things that
only kingdom minded people should understand. For instance, what if we threw parties at funerals? After all, uncle Bob just stepped over into eternity. Sure we’re sad he’s left us, but man, think about where he is right now. Party time! Or what if we actually sold everything we had and gave it to the poor? We’d be ridiculed, but for once it would be for the right thing. Or what if Christians became known worldwide as peacemakers? Givers? Servers?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on what RIGHT things we could be criticized for that would actually make a positive impact in our culture today.