This week I was witness to a grievous situation. Much is expected of those who represent Christ, and whom are vessels of his love. Scripture emphasizes that those in leadership, who teach, are judged more strictly (James 3:1). The every day tasks we share together must never overshadow the value of another man’s soul. Our projects, and dreams must always be tested by God’s Word, lest we get a head of Him, and trample all over His children in the process. Do we know the people we are leading? Have we bothered to take the time to get to know them? Have we heard their stories, or have we settled for warm bodies filling chairs, to make it look like we’re doing something right? Are our words reflecting Christ, or turning people away – for eternity?
My Untitled Song
When did your vision become the goal?
Who put the ‘holy cause’ before the soul?
History reveals that nothing’s changed,
still marching on – using His name.
Pushing agendas that are worldly sound?
Caring for others, but the numbers count?
No mystery here, a classic case,
religious talk minus the grace.
What were your reasons to believe?
What high and mighty dream got up your sleeve?
Today is all some people have
What face did they see looking back?
Adding a rule or two, to up the game?
When did your faith become more about fame?
Tomorrow comes, it’s not enough,
because religion isn’t love.
Words and music by Cindy Palin ©January 27, 2017 All Rights Reserved
“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart” (Proverbs 27:19).