Was lying in bed thinking about condoms last night and I got on to another train of thought with regards to what makes us uncomfortable?
People are uncomfortable with the team here handing out condoms with a bible. But there are so many others areas of life that I think Christians are comfortable where they should be uncomfortable. It’s funny how we focus on the big behaviours or the ones we assume we would never do or have done as a Christian.
How many of us are truly uncomfortable with poverty that we decide not to hand our money to certain companies?
How many of us are uncomfortable with war that we make our voice heard?
How many decide not to hand money to chocolate companies, because of slave trade?
How many of us are truly uncomfortable with huge supermarkets and the loss of local trade to the point that we only use local trades people?
But I here you cry, it isn’t the same, giving out the condoms means we somehow give our consent to sex outside of marriage?
I know as an argument this is a little flimsy, because we fail in one area doesn’t render us powerless or quiet in another area.
But we love to have something that we say is wrong, it’s just that we decide!
What other contradictions do we see?
Someone sent me this yesterday:
I'm not sure Jesus will be focusing on what we did and didn't do in terms of sins, but looking at who we are - heart, head and behaviours. Someone has sex because of loneliness, insecurity, status, needing to feel needed, asserting prowess, manliness, sexiness, beauty..in the words of rob bell.. needing to feel connected to the bigger picture. I kind of think Jesus is more interested in all those things that motivate someone to seek out having sex as a way of feeling good.
Lets not overly focus on the sex, or the condoms.
It’s early I have a really busy day and I hope this doesn’t sound self righteous?
I just think there is further to go on the whole “what Christians decide is wrong” thing??? We have a very evangelical mindset a lot of the time, smoking, drinking, sex etc… all are easy to point the finger at.
What about rich churches and starving babies?