How odd, that those who most clearly hear God
Hear Him for you
And for others
And for church
(But never for themselves)
They can tell you where you're wrong
They know what you have to do to be 'right'
Because they know what right is
All the time
The know all the put downs
The sneering comments
The dismissive assessments
The negative words
The words that wound
That stop you from volunteering
But when you tell them that they're doing this
Or something else . . .
It plain to see that
You don't understand them
And you don't care at all
As you revel in your unChristlikeness
When you ask them to do what they've scared the others away from doing
You're pressurising them
When you point out their failings
You're being critical
When you give them an opportunity
You're the bad guy
When you treat them as they treat others
(whoever or whatever that might be)
But when you
'Told you you were wrong!'
And that's why people don't come to church - they know we're like that!
And that's why people don't volunteer - they know they'll fail!
And that's why Jesus hangs
From a Cross
He just isn't good enough to do the job
Perhaps that what you came into the world to do - save Him!