Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Hey Christians: It's not about you!

Peter Cook, author of the Slublog, has an excellent post today about the dismal connection between the message of Christians (the Gospel) and the lives they lead. It does speak to a problem when our lives are not noticeably different from the lives of the non-Christians in this world.

That is exactly why whenever I hear people quote Francis of Asisi, I have a hard time believing it. "Preach the Gospel always. When necessary, use words" (somethign to that effect). Balderdash. Even if that were the case, Christians today do such a poor job living out their faith that we'd have to use words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't repeat the same mistake that many others have made by severing that quote from the context of Saint Francis of Assisi's life. Among many things, he was a street preacher. -Ryan Herr.