Maybe You Deserve to be Persecuted! (via 9Marks blog)

As believers, we are necessarilly going to have a lot of distance between us and those who don’t follow Christ.  We live differently, love differntly, hope differntely.  We’re citizens of a different country.

But it might be helpful if we limit the distance between us and the world in a lot of other ways.  We don’t have to flaunt our lack of a TV and be weird and preachy about grinding your own grain.  That only serves to put unnecessary distance between us and the people we’re trying to reach.  Instead, we should try to engage the world around us, know what our neighbors care about, and try to inhabit the same universe they do.

If they are going to persecute us, let us at least be for things that really have something to do with being a Christian.

via Maybe You Deserve to be Persecuted! | 9Marks.

What do you think? What are some ways that we unnecessarily distance ourselves from the world?

I am a pastor, a husband, a father, and a lover of Jesus. I am also an unpredictable blogger, who can go for several years without blogging a thing, and then inexplicably write a book. Perhaps this is one of those times.

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One comment on “Maybe You Deserve to be Persecuted! (via 9Marks blog)
  1. JennyRain says:

    love this! Totally… we use a different language, have strange music tastes, say “I’ll pray for you” instead of really taking the time to fully engage and listen…. and I’m guilty of all of these things on a regular basis…. I could learn to connect better 🙂

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