6 Ways Christians Lost This Week

I have nothing more to say in introducing this extra post to Friday Arts Day except that I wish I’d written this. Thank you for being so beautifully articulate John Pavlovitz

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We who call ourselves Christians lost a great deal over the past few days, though it’s probably not in the way you might think.

1) We lost the chance to be loving.

So many professed followers of Jesus spent the last week on the attack, desperately fighting a battle long after it had already been decided. Instead of simply looking for ways to personally affirm our faith in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision, too many of us frankly just lost it. We spit out vitriol and we cursed strangers and we lamented America’s demise and we threatened with Bible verses and we treated others with contempt. Our response to the LGBT community and those who support them wasn’t compassion and decency and peacemaking, it was sour grapes, damnation, and middle fingers.

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

2) We lost the chance to be good neighbors. 

Rather than using…

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One Comment on “6 Ways Christians Lost This Week

  1. I’ve missed something here. I see only TWO ways ‘Christians lost this week’, the 2nd one not opened to detail. Also, John Pavlovitz doesn’t quote any sources. Please fill me in.

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