Stumbling BlocksDecember 21, 2005
Here is a great column by Father Jake over at the Christian Alliance for Progress Blog entitled, "When Christians Become the Stumbling Block." Here are a couple of highlights:
"Mahatma Gandhi once said, 'I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.' How many people share this sentiment today? I suspect the number might be many more than we could ever imagine."
"Their image of what it means to be a Christian has been learned primarily from the media. What are those images? Primarily the televangelists, including Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Jim Baker and Jimmy Swaggert. Is it any wonder that many of these folks consider Christianity to be a joke?"
"I have met quite a few rude, obnoxious, and abusive persons who claim a right to their ugly behavior because they are 'fighting for God.'"
Amen! Hopefully we can help more Christians move from being stumbling blocks to being building blocks.