Church needs to be living together as a community. Building each other up. Functioning as a body…
As a Christian then, can I really announce “my rights” when a virus is ravaging the planet? As Christians, we don’t live with our ‘head in the sand’ either and ignore injustice, poverty, or the needs of our global community, but we do need to make sure our spirit and attitudes are not tainted by confused worldly ideals of suspicion, and mistrust. When emotions run high, in righteous anger we think we are representing something good when actually we’ve got God and His agenda all wrong! Do I think all governments and big business decisions represent the core values of our faith and the best interests of humanity? (corruption is not just ‘out there’ beyond us, it is in our own hearts too in big and small ways) No, but does that mean I should resort to retaliatory and subversive actions? No, it should not.
I love that Jesus chose to liken himself to a vine. Out of all plants and trees, he chose a vine.