Brad Jersak – A More Christlike Word – My Reflections #8

I am reading A More Christlike Word by Brad Jersak as part of a study group I am attending. I am going to be sharing some of my reflections as I read the book. Here is my eighth reflection:

I think it is very much an American luxury and arrogance to think that God only speaks through a particular book. And to hell with the rest of the world who doesn’t have that privilege or access. That is a very spoiled, self-centered outlook on the sacred lives of every human that has ever been born. I am ashamed to think that we shove so much money and resources towards the blitzkrieg of perpetuating that elitist narrative.

As if God only cares about those who can read. Those who have the time to read. Those who aren’t completely consumed with fear that they won’t even have enough water or food to eat today. No, God only helps those who are blessed to have been born in a developed society with technology that allows for the printing of paper? Where people have the resources available to sit in pews for hours of their lives? Pontificating over nuances. When Jesus clearly said to Love.

You’re telling me preacher, that only those are safe? And you’re fine with then spending how many dollars every year to get this great book into the hands of those who have never read it before? Exactly how many dollars? Because you care that much about others?

Or are you then a staunch defender of the “Oh, well. I guess I got lucky” theology? And sucks to be them? Is that your god?


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