Friday, March 04, 2011
Why I Sometimes Hate Carrying The Christian Label
There is a flip side to God's command to be a tither and that is the humility of those that receive the tithe. We must remember that even the Apostle Paul did not have the chutzpa to demand the charity which by his own admission he had a right to. Secondly, it's not all about money. I know way too many people who give generously of their money but are just freakin' stingy with themselves. It's not a good picture.
I could go on, and that is why I choose the word "tasteless" to describe it - it is about the only thing I can think of that encompasses the totality of the appeal. Which brings me to the bottom line.
Part of being a Christian is to be excellent. Tasteful is not faddish - is classy - it rises above the crowd slightly. That's how we ought to do things - just rise above the crowd slightly.
How do you rise above the crowd?