my journey – part 26

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”

Isn’t it interesting
that we have so many Ambassadors
sitting in Churches.

so few,
so very few
in a world
that is lost,
so lost?

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him?

And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him?

And how can they hear about him

unless someone tells them?”

this was post-africa, one of my first expressed frustrations at a culture that claims to be evangelistic but in practice seldom moves outside of its own walls except in defense of its own agenda.

i suppose this one hits me now on two fronts. first, there remains an agitated frustration in my soul when it comes to the prevalent hypocricy in my Christian subculture. how do we expect people to find the love of Christ if we’re not showing it to them? how can we honestly expect people to think and act like we do when they are, in fact, lost people?

but more importantly now, this comes home to me in a personal way. it is easy enough to blame my culture – there is certainly plenty of blame to go around. but i often find it more difficult to blame myself. i am the man, standing before nathan, guilty of the very thing i deplore.

may we all strive to live lives, engaging the world around us instead of sitting idly by as the ship sinks around us.

One Reply to “my journey – part 26”

  1. Yes Jeff, yes. That is exactly how i have been feeling since i got back. I met this guy named Thomas at a chinese restraunt in Jinja, and he told me that there are only a few people that are given the desire to do missions and serve abroad. And if those people choose not to go then who will, it wont be the people that don’t have the desire. We need to break the mold of the ‘American Life’ and actually be God’s ambassadors and do things unconventionally. Yes Jeff, yes.

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