I met a very nice lady today. She’s a neighbor of a friend of mine. They both live in government subsidized housing. The lady that I met has cancer on her ear. The doctors want to do a skin graft, but she has to stop smoking first. So, she’s struggling both with cancer and with smoking.
I asked her if she had a church family. She told me that she “went to church” with a local church “when she could”. I asked her if they took care of her. She said, “I like the church very much”. I responded, “I’m glad. Are they visiting you and helping you with things around your house.” She said, “No. They never visit. But, the pastor calls me occasionally.”
Why is this kind of behavior acceptable among believers? Why do we call ourselves the church of God and not take care of one another, especially those who are hurting, lonely, and in need? Why do we call ourselves a church family and not treat one another like brothers and sisters? Are we just pretending?