In training for my ordination into the ministry, the institution I studied under made it mandatory to study a lot of different faiths from all over the country and the world.
I’m so grateful that I had that experience. I found myself having great respect for the people that I met and the different houses of faith we visited. We studied Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christian Science, Hinduism many others.
Our schools foundation is Jesus Christ. What I learned, more than anything is that so many other faiths had great respect for Jesus and some even admitted that on more than one occasion that they wanted to accept Jesus into their heart as their Lord and Savior.
I had to ask the most obvious question, “What stopped you from accepting Jesus?” Their answer broke my heart. The reason was because of the church. They felt unwanted and like an outsider. They said, if “the church” was more like the Jesus in the bible that they would have loved to be a Christian.
What does that say about us, Church? How can we be more like Jesus to a world that is crying out? If you were a member of another faith or religion, looking in from the outside, would you still come to Jesus?
Does the church require more than Jesus required? Are we showing God’s love and acceptance of the adulterer, the homeless, the sick, the outcast?
Jesus remains the same and His love Never gives up, on you, on me, or on anyone that calls His name.
Enjoy today’s worship video. Truly listen.
I love you with an AMAZING LOVE.
Rev. Marcia Davis