Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Don't Shut the Door

I live in a semi-rural community. It is a popular community because it is only about 20 minutes outside of a metropolitan area; but because it is not in that area property is cheaper, lots are bigger and crime is lower. Because of that, many want to move from the city to what was once a rural area. Now it is only semi-rural, because of all the "come-here" folks, as they are called. The community has experienced lots of growth because of the come-heres.

Funny thing about the come-heres. They move into the area, and then they shout, "Stop the growth!" They try to pass laws keeping farmers from subdividing their property into housing developments. They want to keep it rural...once they get here. Although they don't mind that their new home is on what was once a farm too.

Sometimes in the Christian community, we too can want to come in, and shut the door behind us. Once we are saved and walk away from our past life of sin, we get comfortable in our upstanding Christian community. Then when the "sinner" comes to our church, we don't want their kind there. We yell "Stop the growth!" or "Shut the door!"

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Chatty Kelly


Andrea said...

This is a VERY DEEP and powerful post. You are so right! Sad how we Christians sometimes can't remember the road we have traveled and how we came to know HIM!
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Heart2Heart said...


What a great post! Too often is the so called Christians that are becoming the new Pharisee's of this age. We need to stop judging so many people and start loving them like Jesus did. Well stated post!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Greg C said...

Great message Kelly. And so true.