Someone posted a “Christian” meme today. It was meant as humor – no ill will intended – but it struck me as humor of the judgmental. Humor of the log-eyed. You can decide for yourself:
The blogger – a decent guy – captioned it with a “Yep.”
I would have captioned it with a “Nope.”
But it did remind me of something good and noble.
There is a man (I don’t know who he is yet) who picks up a van load of people from various locations around the city every Sunday morning and brings them to church. Because they cannot get to church on their own.
He was sick yesterday and people were counting on him.
So he picked them up, delivered them to church and then waited for them in the van while they partook of the two hour service. So he wouldn’t spread his germs.
Shortly after the pastor began to preach, he remembered to call the man in the van and then he laid his cell phone on the lectern so the man could listen to the sermon.
“God’s sick servant deserves to at least hear the message.”
As the pastor preached his interesting, challenging and inspiring sermon, I could hear intermittent hacking – sometimes prolonged, uncontrolled hacking – coming from the cell phone.
Bless his hacking heart.
Today, as I read the cartoon, I wondered three things:
- Would God say, “Since you listened to church in a van on a cell phone…”?
- Would the man in the van type, “Yep”?
- Will we ever stop judging those in whose shoes we’ve never walked?