I’ve been notice something recently that is very alarming. Kindness is rare. And, it’s often replaced with arrogance.
The most alarming thing about this, though, is it’s prominence in the “Christian” community. I’m sure you heard about the big issue with a billboard that a certain creation ministry is putting up in NYC. It says it is to “Our Atheist friends; Thank God you’re wrong”. This is just wrong. On so many levels. It is not kind at all. It is not loving at all. It isn’t even convincing. It’s just contradiction. It’s just telling someone they’re wrong. “They will know we are Christians by our love”, “God is love”, “Remember now faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” This billboard doesn’t give hope, it isn’t a message with a loving attitude, and it isn’t going to bring people to faith.
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
Excuse me, but you used to be wrong too. Is someone simply telling you you’re wrong going to make you think you are actually wrong?
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared…
That is just the beginning of one very long sentence, but I think it is enough to convey my point.
I have pretty much gotten to the point where I can’t stand this ministry. Adam and Hannah were watching one of their videos this evening and I could only watch for a little while. The speaker is so haughty and shaming, even in a kids presentation. We are supposed to love and be kind.
But love your enemies… for [God] is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
You can’t have both kindness and arrogance at the same time. Arrogance cancels out kindness.
Oh, look, you’re here too? I didn’t realize anyone else was reading. It’s rude to read someone’s journal. 😉