Christianity is Weird

weirdChristianity has always been weird. It is different than the way most people act and live. That’s why Jesus could refer to his followers as “salt and light” in Matthew 5:13-16. We are not called to be like everyone around us. We are different.

When the world complains about being forced to go one mile, Christians go two (Matthew 5:38-48).

When others retaliate and demand revenge, Christians turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:39).

When our culture seeks security and satisfaction in possessions, Christians invest in a different kingdom (Matthew 6:25-33).

When most people love the people who love them back, Christians love their enemies (Matthew 5:44).

When half of marriages end in divorce and homosexual unions are normalized, Christians view marriage as a man and wife becoming one flesh, and they fight for love even when they don’t feel like it (Matthew 19:5).

When multitudes seek greatness through power and strength, Christians find it in service (Matthew 20:26).

When many see porn and obscenity as entertainment, Christians cut off anything that can pollute the heart (Matthew 5:30).

When the crowds demand that they get what they deserve, Christians forego their rights to help others (1 Corinthians 9:19-23).

When racists discriminate, Christians teach that God is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:11).

While everybody else looks out for number one, Christians visit the orphans and the widows (James 1:27).

When people fight to be first, Christians are fine with being last (Matthew 20:27).

When society is insulted it stands up and fights back, but Christians bless in return (1 Peter 2:23).

When the average guy is proud that he’s a pretty decent person, Christians know they fall short of the standard–of perfect holiness (Matthew 5:48).

When it seems like everyone is ignoring God and his way, Christians know that the way is narrow that leads to life (Matthew 7:14).

Christianity is not the average way of life. This is nothing new. Scripture says that the world is surprised that we don’t join their way of thinking (1 Peter 4:4). We must not fall to the temptation of being like everyone around us. Let’s embrace the weird!