We seem to have forgotten that
It’s all about Jesus.
All of it.
He is the centre of it all.
Bono is mentioned.
A new Christian super-star leader is mentioned
Mother Theresa and even Buddha may be quoted
(How very relevant and emergent of you)
But where is Jesus?
He who is the Door, is now outside the door.
Truly the Father’s heart is grieved
The worst part?
Nobody even notices
They’re so busy laughing at the Pastor’s jokes
Busy building up their Christian reputations,
Their earthly kingdoms
Busy gettin’ known in Churchianity
That the Body is dead if there is no Head
There is a Body,
An eternal, living, breathing, organic, victorious Body
Of which Christ is Head!
Not where Jesus is forgotten
Dismissed, cast out
Not where people are ashamed of His Name
And His Word
(Funnily enough, there is no shame in distorting and abusing it
In order to compel the flock to “tithe”
There is a business to run after-all)
Where are you Jesus?
My Lord and My God
You are not there.
He who has eyes of fire
Would vomit that out of His mouth
There He is!
He is outside the camp
I wonder who is willing to go to Him there?
Who is willing to let go of Christianized kingdoms?
Who is willing to forgo Christian-fame?
Who is willing to lose friends for Him?
Who is willing to be considered a crack-pot for Him?
Who is willing to go outside the camp
To bear with Him His reproach?
This will be the test of the Christian in these the last days.
What is it you are after?
What do you really want?
Not a ministry, not a creed, not an organisation,
Not structure, not even Christianity
But Him, the Person
At the end of it all,
That’s what it comes down to.
There is nothing else