As someone who loves Jesus, I am so sorry…
I’m so sorry for every time a person in a robe has abused the trust of children.
I am so sorry for every time a pastor stood in a pulpit on a Sunday, after cheating on his wife on Saturday night.
I am so sorry for every hypocritical church member who gossiped in the last pew about everybody else, while her own life was in a mess.
I am so sorry for every person who claimed to be a Christian but condemned you for something in your life.
I am so sorry for every man who says he loves God, but treats women like second class citizens.
I am so sorry for every preacher, pastor, bishop and first lady who’s used tithes to live a life of luxury.
I am so sorry for Bible toting citizens who care more about weapons than the people those weapons kill.
I am so sorry for church folk who are more concerned about unborn babies in the womb than living, breathing, crying babies at the border.
I am so sorry for government officials who quote scripture to justify evil.
I am so sorry for every moment in history when people have destroyed another people, culture, customs & history, while proclaiming the name of God.
I am so sorry for people have perpetuated a white washed Jesus to justify and continue white supremacy.
I am so sorry for people who claim to love Jesus, but look nothing like Him.
And I am so sorry for anyone who has claimed to be a Christian, but whose condemnation, hypocrisy, judgment & hate has made you want to have nothing to do with Christ.
This is NOT what Jesus looks like. This is NOT what He’s about.
I love Jesus and yet I know I will continue to fail people. Please don’t use that against Him.
There is absolute hypocrisy in the church. It’s true. Because there is absolute hypocrisy in people. We are all so flawed, so broken, so in need of grace and mercy.
And this is exactly why we need Him more than ever.