What Would Jesus Do? A Monumental Question
|Many Christians I talk to cannot understand why the church is viewed negatively by those on the outside. They struggle to comprehend why non Christians seem to believe that the church cares mostly about itself.|
Here is an article that might shed some light on that subject.
Neighbors at odds with church over huge crosses.
Here is the crux of the short story from the Las Vegas Sun. A donor has given a local church $350,000.00 to erect a three cross monument at the site of the church's new facility.
Without getting into whether the monument is going to impact residential views, here is the $64,000.00, or rather $350,000.00 question.
How will this monument positively impact a community devastated by the current economic crisis?
How many lives will be changed as a result of this monument? And how does this look to a community that could use this apparently expendable $350,000.00 for some type of Kingdom focused ministry?
You can be sure there are a lot of non Christian people in Las Vegas asking why, if this donor has that kind of money to invest, he not investing it in people instead of monuments?
I think it is a reasonable question.