But go and learn what this means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
When I was younger I drove past one of the churches downtown and to this day I still remember the sign. It said, “This is not a haven for saints but a hospital for sinners”. Too often we forget what we believe in; the mercy and compassion of Christ. Jesus said the two greatest commandments were to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself. Simply said, it means we should put God and others first.
I don’t have an axe to grind and refuse to use religion to further my political beliefs. There is enough hatred, distrust and prejudice in the world already. I do not need to add to it. As Christians our duty is not to hate but to help. Converting everyone I can into a mindless drone that does and says all the right things is not my mission. Nor should it be yours. My job is to show you the vastness beyond the physical world we all live in. A place where conventional thinking is turned on its head. Where the more you take the less you have while the more you give the greater you become.
It’s not about riches or power or politics or control, it’s about realizing who we are and why we are here. And it’s about helping others, not yourself.
Adjusting our Focus
Too often we get focused on our personal relationship with Christ to the point where that is all we can see. But just as Christ died for all people we need to live for all people. We must try to understand others pains and dreams so we can help them where they are. Not where we want them to be. The Bible says, “And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, ‘I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way’.”
We need to feed people, spiritually and physically. I hope this site will help do that.