Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” What are you doing tomorrow morning ?

“Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” What are you doing tomorrow morning ?

Free eBook of my latest book, Lost America

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Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways; I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two things that I don’t want to do, as William James suggests, just for exercise.

SECRET CHRISTIANS

“Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, because he feared the Jews” (John 19:38).

Joseph of Arimathea was a good and righteous man who lived by the highest teachings of the Jewish faith. He was always fair and trustworthy, and his word was as good as a signed contract. He was admirable in every way but one—he was a secret Christian.

There was real tragedy in Joseph’s secret discipleship, just as it is today when we try to hide the fact that we are Christians. Secret Christians could, but don’t bless others. Joseph could have set an example that would have drawn others to Christ, but he didn’t. He could have blessed Christ by being one who stood up for Him, when everyone else was against Him, but he didn’t. He missed many great opportunities because he kept his faith in Christ a secret.

Joseph later tried to make up for his silence. He came after Christ had died, helped take down His body from the cross, prepare it for burial, and gave it a grave. What he did was notable—but too late.

If we love and appreciate someone, we shouldn’t wait until they are dead to show it. Give them flowers while they are living. Tell them we love them while they can hear. Show them that we care. In the same way, if we love Christ, we should never hide it. The world at its worst needs us at our best. Isn’t it time we all came out for Christ?

Dr. Robert Wilkerson is a minister, writer, and founder of People For the Christian Way, an organization whose mission is to encourage all people to practice Christian principles in business, politics, and every area of life.  drbobwilkerson@bellsouth.net, http://www.people-for-the-christian-way.org

DON’T LABEL PEOPLE

We have a big problem in America today called “labeling.” It has caused an increase in hatred among us and has divided our nation, our state, and even our families. It has gridlocked our government to the point that many politicians spend their time fighting each other rather than working cooperatively for the good of all people.

When we label people with such names as left-wingers or right-wingers, city slickers or rednecks, baby killer or pro-lifer N—- or honky, nerds or dummies, socialists, commies, fags, wetbacks, etc., we dehumanize them. Once dehumanized, they can be hated. Once hated, they can be discriminated against, persecuted, attacked, and even killed. If you were to read the Denver newspaper back in the day when Indians were still around, you would find they were referred to as “rats” or “vermin.” To kill an Indian in those days was a way of improving society and advancing civilization. During World War II, the Japanese people were referred to as “Japs” or “Nips.” The Germans were referred to as “Heinies” or “krouts.” It is much easier to kill a Jap or a krout than a human being from Japan or Germany is.

We need to stop labeling each other, and stop listening to labeling, hate-mongers. All of us are human beings created in the image of God, and with far more in common than we have differences. As someone has said, “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it doesn’t behoove any of us to criticize the rest of us.”

Even more importantly, Jesus Christ teaches us the second greatest commandment is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you are labeling, you are not loving.

Dr. Robert Wilkerson is a minister, writer, and founder of People For the Christian Way, an organization whose mission is to encourage all people to practice Christian principles in business, politics, and every area of life.  drbobwilkerson@bellsouth.net, http://www.people-for-the-christian-way.org