Yes, I read the entire article (couple of times) and Mr. Moore gives some interesting insight and reasoning whilst he runs the bases. I can even taste a little bit of the dirt he stirred. As he rounds third and heads home, he leaves these fine prints in his dust,
“Each of us are spiritual beings, searching for meaning and purpose in what we do every day.
Who knows. Maybe I’ll start a secret club where business leaders meet to talk about how our faith meets up with our work. No one will know what we’re really up to. But soon, everyone will want to join.”
Since I took as much time with my comment over at HCB as I generally do with posts here, I will just share it with ya today…
Certainly our thoughts, words and deeds need to reflect Christ’s love, but to step back and remain quiet for fear of being taboo, is not something we are called to do. Is it?
“But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33 NKJV)
I am more afraid of disappointing God than I am of man’s reaction to knowing I am a Christian.
Look around, the amoral minority of our country is on a rampage. They are bulldozing under Christian beliefs regarding family structure (please, read this news article for an example) and the sanctity of life.
Too many Christians are blending into the background for fear of man’s reaction to their faith. I am not saying we should march around with high knees while we thump bibles and toot obnoxious horns, but given the opportunity or faced with a question of morality and virtue, we must speak out for what is right and righteous. And in doing so, if our actions (of kindness, respect, integrity, and honor) match the things of our mouths, then we are not being taboo, we are living as if Christ was in the room.
As was said in a recent Washington Times article by Charmaine Yoest and Alveda King where they discuss righteous perseverance in seemingly unreasonable and difficult situations throughout history, “Remembering this, may our consciences press us onward.”
I think you are right, in these troubled times people do want deeper connections and they want to know that they are more than a paper pusher, factory worker, newspaper editor, or homeschooling mom. I hope that your clandestine meetings do make the web for Christ so alluring that you fill it up.
I hope we are all more are willing to show that we indeed are the sum of our beliefs.