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It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

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“Many young adults view Christians as hypocrites, meaning we say one thing and do another. They’re right. But hypocrisy isn’t the issue. We all believe certain things and then act in ways that are contradictory to our beliefs. One person declares the beauty of the simple things in life on the balcony of the half-million-dollar home with a new Cadillac Escalade in the garage. Another rants against all things corporate with a latte from Starbucks in hand. I’m a Dallas Cowboys football fan, but I root against Terrell Owens as he plays for the Cowboys – I need therapy.The problem is not fundamentally hypocrisy. We’re all hypocrites at some level. The problem is the air of moral superiority many of us carry around. We stop acknowledging imperfections in our lives. We forget where we came from and all God has done in our lives. I don’t see Jesus’ in teaching a call to fake moral superiority. I’m a sinner following him. I don’t have it all together, and that admission is precisely what tweaks the perception of hyprocicy. In our faith community we say, “it’s okay not to be okay.” We talk about how we as human beings have a lot in common no matter where we are in our faith journey. At the most basic level, we all share the human condition of brokenness. And we have the hope that Jesus can really transform lives and redeem the future.”

Jud White

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Written by Ryan

February 1, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Posted in Books, Christian

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