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We Said, and We Did

October 25, 2017

The University of Michigan played football at Penn State in White Out conditions last Saturday evening. (If you’re clueless: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/10/21/16491124/penn-state-white-out-history)

During that game the University of Michigan ran a commercial that included a line I wish we could say about the Church:

We said we were leaders,

so we led.

Yes, we’re supposed to be followers. Of Christ. “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” Jesus said that in Matthew 16:24. All too often, we don’t do that.

Yes, we’re supposed to be servants. Of other people. “Whoever wants to be chief among you, let that person be the servant of all, just as I came not to be served but to serve.” Jesus said that in Matthew 20:25-28. All too often, we don’t do that, either.

And then there’s this: “Teach with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.” St. Paul wrote that in 1st Timothy 4:12. All too often, we don’t even come close to doing that.

Rolling those three together, join me in praying and working for a day when non-Christians can point and us and say “They said they were like Christ, and they were.”

Maybe then we can say,

We said we were leading people to Christ,

so we led them to Christ.

 

 

 

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