I just love when people say that they are religious–and then call upon the name of God to dispense vengeance on their “perceived” naysayers. Then they proceed to conduct themselves in a fashion that is spiteful, manipulative, and make feeble attempts to wreak havoc on people’s lives that they consider competition. Where does God enter into that equation? The God I know is one of love and brotherhood. Are they worshipping a different entity than I bow to?
I also recently saw a post about how someone was praising the Lord and announcing how God guides their life and will make them a “winner”…and in the very next post, shared something absolutely pornographic and sick referring to their sexual prowess. I’m confused. So much for the body being a “temple”.
Many of you don’t know that I used to be married to someone that had “Reverend” in his title. Yep, I was a minister’s wife. This person abandoned me when I became ill and engaged in some of the most perverse acts–yet was at church every Sunday all caught up in “the spirit”.
I have given up on formal church. I believe “church” is wherever “two or more gather in His name”. I don’t need to go to a human to confess, but cut out the “middle man” and go directly to The Lord. I have found organized church to contain SOME of the most judgemental, small-minded, hypocritical peeps that elevate themselves to a position to look down on others. And don’t even get me started on the money and politics that often are mashed in with the equation. I don’t claim to know the mind of God, but I can’t help but wonder if this was HIS plan regarding worship?
No, I don’t have the answers and won’t until I meet HIM. But I do know what my Bible says (I learned a couple of things as a minister’s wife). I prefer to adhere to a message of love and inclusion. Who the hell am I to ask a God of love to “deal” with people or as I lovingly refer to it “pray AGAINST them”? Pitiful and truly sacrilegious in every sense of the word. No, I stay in my lane in my WALK and know that there is a power greater than I that is in control…HE’S GOT THIS!!!!!