My Pastor spoke a lot of very profound things today. I was inspired by a lot of thing that he preached on.
The very first thing he touched on, “Let your Jesus flag fly”
Our Church serves as a perfect example of how this should be done.
My parish is known as one of the poorest in the state. Its reputation is also accompanied by a high crime rate and a lot of prejudice. When I speak of the work prejudice, I’m referring to more then the racial aspect. This includes discrimination against the rich, the poor, the gay community, different religions etc.
This church,my church, is a non denominational one that was started with the a goal of crossing all the barriers and bringing everyone together to worship as children of God,thus throwing all those other labels out the window.
The goal was accomplished as the congreation is represented by racial, political and economic diversity. One of the reasons why I love it so much. It truly is a beautiful thing.
In any case, Pastor told the story of how we were all brothers and sisters in Christ before anything else. So we have to fly our “Jesus Flag” higher then any other social flag/label. That means that we are supposed to both look at and treat each other as such-instead of labeling and dividing each other up into social /political groups.
I wish everyone could have heard that message
In the world of social media comment wars, violent rallies, hate crimes, media and political figures that are race baiting etc…
They are all flying their personal flags over their Jesus flags.
At the end of the day, we are all children of God, which means we are all one in the same. We are not black, white, Liberals, Conservatives, Gay, Straight and all those other labels and stereotypes.
So why don’t we all try flying our Jesus flags instead?
The God of my understanding, doesn’t want us to hate. He wants us to love, show kindness and tolerance to everyone regardless of how different they may be from us-In the same way that He shows unconditional love, tolerance, grace and kindness to us. However, people continue to put their other personal agendas ahead of that.
What a sad state of the world that we are in because of this.
I have learned in life that you can be either a part of the solution or part of the problem. Our society desperately needs solutions right now. Therefore, I will do what I can to not contribute to the problem by trying to keep my Jesus flag flying at all times.
Tonight, I’m going to pray that we start seeing more Jesus flags and less of the others…