Let’s Talk About Jesus
Moments ago I went to my national church web site. Their was a donation button, news feeds, a statement about President Trump’s “racist remarks,” and some directions on how to contact different parts of the organization but what was missing? Nowhere did I see anything about Jesus. Let’s talk about Jesus more. Let’s place the Prince of Peace front and center. In this post-Christian era we need to be the voice of the one who identifies with the least, the last, and the lost of our world. They are on the margins but our Jesus walks right up to the margins and shares good news. We can talk about all the good works we do in the world. We hear of all the causes that need our money. There are just causes that need our support, but if we fail to talk about Jesus we miss the whole point of our existence. The politics of our nation is toxic but as Jesus once said, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” Let’s not dwell on politics – let’s talk about Jesus.
We belong to God. The Church exists to tell people about the love of God. We are the “Bride” of Christ, as Scripture says, so let’s focus on that. Nothing will change in our nation, our world, or our faith communities until hearts are changed, transformed, and reborn. Let’s talk about Jesus and how he cures, heals, and challenges us to be in the world but not “of the world.” That means we rise above the fray and the divisive dialog that is taking place. Just look at how Jesus lived and treated people. Let’s lead people to know more about him. Let’s not avoid talking about Jesus in the internet presence of the Church or in our daily life. We need to be bold and proclaim.