Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Rights

Verses I wish weren't in the Bible: 1 Cor 6:7

"Why not rather be wronged?" (1 Cor 6:7b)

This verse goes completely against my grain. I’m an American. I have rights! And frankly, St. Paul doesn’t care.

What he cares about is that I am a citizen of heaven and heir with Christ. Therefore I am expected to imitate Christ

"Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing..."
He modeled for us, and demands of us, a sacrificial love that knows no limits. He said that our love for one another would be a testimony to the world of Him.

So it would be better for us to allow a brother to harm us than for the lost around us to see the Church acting like everyone else who knows his rights.