Honestly, I can understand why the majority of the world doesn’t want anything to do with the “church.”
The reason is Christians.
We say things like Jesus loves you and out of that same mouth come calls for death upon one who outwardly doesn’t adhere to our belief system.
I could be wrong, but I believe Jesus would be spending more time with those who are blatantly against Him than those who say they are His followers, but fail to love all.
Now is the time for people everywhere to hear the truth: Jesus loves you, regardless of your love for Him. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it a thousand times more.
The church (read: people who follow Christmas, not the building) needs to wake up and realize that not only are we not helping Jesus love, but we’re actually helping satan do his work.
That sounds controversial, and I planned it that way… We have to love people the way Jesus loved people. Unconditionally.
This means they don’t have to agree with you, believe as you do, accept your Jesus, make the “right” choices. All they have to do is exist, and we (who are Christians followers) are called to love them.
And for the love of all that is holy, stop trying to act like you’ve got it all together! Be yourself and realize there is a God who is far greater than your hangups and screw ups… He can and will be glorified through your mistakes. Own up to them and the world believe there’s something to this “Jesus thing.”