Monday, March 19, 2007

Which Brother Are You?

A Methodist lay minister blogs some good reflections on this past-Sunday's text of "the Prodigal Son." Some good thoughts on the text and on our present culture.
Unfortunately this transformation of society, from one where we cared about others to one of self-centeredness, has transformed the church. It dominates and shapes the character of religion today. No longer do we ask how we can serve Jesus but rather we demand that Jesus serve us. The public image of Christianity today is one where people are told that Jesus will make them happier, more self-satisfied, better adjusted, and more prosperous. Religion is presented as a way of uncovering our human potential, our potential for personal, social, and business success. No longer are we brought into Jesus’ life but rather we bring Jesus into our lives.

Read the whole post here: http://heartontheleft.wordpress.com/2007/03/18/which-brother-are-you/

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