..."so I replied by sending this message to them, "I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why shall the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?" -Nehemiah 6:3
How would you define "Convenient Christian?"
I guess we could break down the words first. My trusty dictionary, Google, defines convenient as;
Convenient: Adj, 1. Fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans. 2. Involving little trouble or effort.
The first thing that pops into my head is convenient stores or drive thru's. Those require little effort. They are quick, easy answers to a need. "I need a soda and gas and a gallon of milk and it's 2:30 in the morning. Oh what shall I do?!" Most people head to the nearest QT.
Now let's define the next word; Christian.
I'm not going to Google here, that would be too convenient of me. I'm going to choose the inconvenient path and define it myself. We'll call this the Meganary, not Meganary, that contains different meanings of words all together.
Christian: Noun, Adj, Verb, Pronoun, 1. Not fitting in well with some people's needs, activities, and plans. 2. Involving all your life, heart, emotions, thoughts and can be effortless because of Love. 3. Changing the world. 4. The belief that Jesus, born of a virgin, took my convenient life to the cross, died and then rose three days later all so that I can live.
This morning when a commenter on my blog called me, and I'm semi quoting here, a 'convenient Christian' I didn't get angry. When he or she used the word diatribe, that raised my blood pressure. What's a diatribe?! I'm too lazy to Google that one and I can't find it in the Meganary. When he or she basically called me an Edmondite! Now thems fightin' words!!
I decided to write this post not as a 'comeback' or a 'let me show you how I really am a Christian.' I'm not really sure what this is. I'd call it a diatribe but I still don't know what that means.
My angry friend, I am sorry you might have had a bad experience with a 'member' of LifeChurch. I am truly sorry, I am. Please don't conveniently paint all Christians with the same brush. I would agree some are convenient, but this Christian is not.
I am inconveniently in love with Jesus.