Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness, and pride of power, and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear … Christendom adjusts itself far too easily to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Meditation: Is Christianity selling out? Is Christianity today worshipping power? People who call themselves “pastors” or “chaplains” try to take advantage of certain positions and influence. They are prideful and exploit the poor. Extracting money out of people’s pockets in the name of God is the sellout of the church. Colluding with leaders who promote violence and arbitrarily oppress certain minorities is the sellout of the church. Where is God’s Church’s revolutionary protest against the “White House church” that is being erected? A church that is no church. Pastors and chaplains who are no spiritual leaders but false prophets. Has the Church in the US been reduced to social institutions without revolutionary power? Are our churches well run businesses that are reduced to taking care of “our people’s” social and emotional needs? Do we no longer have access to the revolutionary message of Jesus?
Prayer: God, wake us, Your Church up. What do You need us to say? What do You need us to do? Let us not allow false prophets to take over the thinking and belief of the masses. Let those who follow Jesus rediscover the depth of his revolutionary message and proclaim it in this particular time. God, send Your Spirit so that we do not allow history to repeat itself. God have mercy! Amen
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2. Timothy 4:3-4