Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dissapointment

You know those people that preachers are always talking about- the ones who are secretly terrible Christians who look down their noses at everyone? I always thought those people didn't really exist except for in point driving purposes as perfect examples during a sermon. Until I met one one day. The kind of person who in all honesty thinks they are living the perfect Christian life. Dressed conservatively all the time. Religiously abstains from alcohol. Attends church 3 times a week. Except. Except for every word uttered from their lips is dripping with judgment, everything from a benign "The temperature will be hot today" to the malignant "What do YOU think?" Except for when every glance your way is secretly a magnet for which to draw in your worst flaws and use them against you. Except for when you thought genuine concern was really fodder for the gossip mill. I am amazed that these people can truly believe they are living a life for Christ when every "fruit of the spirit" within them comes across as soured rot left on the ground to long. I beg my dear Lord, please protect my heart, soul, and spirit from becoming one of them.

1 comment:

The Crowder Family said...

I know someone like that too. Praying for you friend.

I've been trying to live by this scripture-

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

Don't you wish everyone knew it??