Question of the day: what’s worse?
I’m currently reading Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski (let me just say it’s an excellent book!). I’ll tell you more about it after I finish it and post my review.
Anyways, Mike wrote about an older guy they met on the streets that would make money by selling cold cans of pop on the streets for $1.00 each. The old man testified to Mike and Sam that he was indeed a Christian, then went on to compare his life’s story to that of the story of David and Goliath. Acting the story out for those who surrounded them in the park, he played the parts of King Saul, David, and Goliath with exuberant drama!
After sitting down with the group of homeless people he started his conversation off with, he reached over and grabbed the glass pipe with marijuana and had himself a time. A “Christian” on the streets, willingly and consciously doing drugs.
Mike wrote a little more blurb, and then posed a question to his readers. And now I’m going to pose the question to you…
What’s worse? To do dope or to not love your Christian brother?
Why do we kick drug users out of the church while quietly overlooking those who are ignoring their own different but equally destructive sins? Why do we reject the loving, self-sacrificing, giving, encouraging, Jesus-pursuing, drug addict but recruit the clean, self-interested, gossiping, loveless churchgoer?
Which one do you suppose Jesus would rather share a burrito with under a bridge?
Makes you scratch your head a little, doesn’t it. Well, that’s what it caused me to do anyways.
So leave your thoughts below. You know the drill: opinions, theories, supporting Scriptures – all are welcome.
Posted on January 3, 2011, in Question of the Day and tagged Christian Living, Church, Drugs, Homeless People, Hypocrites, Mike Yankoski, Question of the Day, Under the Overpass. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.