I was reading through Luke the other day and was reading about Jesus' woes he gave to the cities and to the teachers of his day. It got me thinking.
I wonder what the woes would be today. I wonder what Jesus would speak out against here. I think we might be surprised to find ourselves somewhere on the list.
I thought of a couple woes...I might be wrong, because I don't have the big picture like Him, but I'll take a stab at it...If you have any thoughts, I'd love to hear them. If you think I'm wrong, or you have some woes you'd like to give, i'd like to hear that too. And since all is not lost I think we might have a list of beautitudes coming up too.
Woe to you conservatives who make the gospel of Christ so exclusive that people have to clean up before they can enter the fellowship.
Woe to you liberals who are so willing to open the gates of heaven that you don't speak truth that changes people.
Woe to you people in the middle of the road who don't take a stand for anything. You'll be blown over when you're finally put to the test.
Woe to you church for making the small things the big things, and for missing the point of Christ's life: redemption for all people from sin.