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Competitive Religion

November 23, 2014

Oh well, this is not about whose Benz, Jeep or Jet is bigger. It’s about an eroding core.

A friend pointed out to me how there was no kindness in her religious centre. I did not let her land:

Me: You belong there , and you have been there for two years.
Her: It’s not up to two but it’s over one.
Me: You are part of the problem. New comers look at you and wonder why you are not kind. Why not solve the problem?

She took it in and mused.

In reality, we often wait for others to bring good on board while we do nothing. As colleagues, we wonder why no one announces and celebrates our birthdays, yet we do not bother to know when they were born. I joined an organisation and observed that a particular person alerts me about the birthdays of members of our department (he bought cake and drinks on my own birthday). I learnt later that the idea came with him (not the complaint). Now it has caught on; if he doesn’t send, some else will!

Many of us wonder why we are out of church for weeks on end and no one calls; no one seems to ever notice. It’s just because we have never noticed the absence of others! Or if we did, we never called them; we let it pass!

There was a couple that joined a church to which I belonged. They seemed to bring a glow with them. They were beautiful and peaceful. As they got more involved they made friends and visited families at home. In time, the families (we) returned the visits. Opportunities to do things together arose and a strong network, an enviable one, was built. It’s only with hindsight that I recall someone telling me there was no love in church. After these couple came, no one in our circle could say that.

Hebrews 10.24

And let us consider one another to prpvoke unto love and to good works (KJV).
OR
And let us be moving one another at all times to love and good works (BBE).

Romans 12:10

Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honour (HCSBF)
OR
As to brotherly love, kindly affectioned towards one another:
As to honour, each taking the lead in paying it to the other.

Two key points for the competition God expects of us:

– Outdo one another in good;
– You take the lead!

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One Comment
  1. Jumoke Akinwale permalink

    Hmmm,food for thought.May The Lord help us.

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