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Religion of Isolation

In the world, but not of it is what I was always taught.
But do we really live it or even give it a second thought.

We spend lots of time in our churches and leave the world outside.
Filled with lots of people for whom our Savior died.

We send our kids to Christian schools to attain spiritual fitness.
Removing from the public schools those who could be a witness.

Our own music and movies, call it Christian entertainment.
All carefully designed for the maximum in containment.

Removing ourselves from the world, we live in a state of segregation.
How then do we actually question where God has gone in this nation?

We have hid him behind the walls of our buildings and our schools.
Thinking the world sees us as holy when all they see are fools.

We're definitely not of this world, that will never be claimed.
But neither are we in this world, and for that we should be ashamed.
8 comments:

Mark,
Excellent poem. I especially love:
"In the world, but not of it is what I was always taught. But do we really live it or even give it a second thought."

And...

"We're definitely not of this world, that will never be claimed. But neither are we in this world, and for that we should be ashamed."

Indeed, as Christ-followers, we are not to imitate negative characteristics of the world, but to truly shine forth Love. Sadly, this is missing in many lives being lived.

Our hope is that we will begin to truly love!

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com


Thanks Amy. I hope to do a post at the other site about this topic too. I don't think there is a more crucial thing for today's supposed Christians to understand.


Nice thoughts Mark.. I have often thought about this idea of isolation.. I think that fear and insecurity drive so much of this behavior.. with a bit of arrogance thrown in to boot :(


I think you are exactly right Bob. Although I think there are also lots of people for whom the arrogance is the biggest factor with a bit of fear and insecurity.


Nice poem and thought provoking.


Thanks for stopping by Jamey. I'm glad you liked the poem. I like to be thought provoking.


wonderful thoughts yet so sad ... our Lord must weep - what more could He of done to set us free?
Mark R


Indeed Mark. What more could he have possibly done?


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