Neurotic Christians!

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!

We Christians have a neurotic side. You know it’s true. There is something about religion that makes us weird….We have this spurious belief that we’ve got to smile, and be joyful, pure and obedient, so we don’t hurt our witness. (Better that they see how screwed up you are, how real you are, and how much Jesus loves you). Then we wonder why people think our godliness is strange. So living as a free Christian is, in a sense and least for us, being normal, doing normal things and avoiding the rules that surround our subculture…Sometimes we just aren’t normal and that hurts our witness. Others don’t recognise us for what we are, followers of Christ, because there is so much other stuff standing in the way. Be normal, just be normal. Be who you are. A principle I got from Jesus. Live your life with such freedom that uptight Christians, Pharisees, will doubt your salvation. And put brothers and sisters around you who will hold you accountable, not to be wonderful, pure and nice, but to be free, and to bask in your freedom to the glory of God. Look at Matthew 12, it shows the kind of people who don’t like us. The Pharisees looked for sin…and they still do, “look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath” (Matthew 12:2).

(Steve Brown)

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