Nick David Wright

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Exclusion

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Christianity today is a religion of exclusion, i.e. what we don’t do, who we exclude.

But reading the words of Christ it seems to me that he intended to create a faith of people who were inclusive. He said “Love one another,” and he lived it while hanging out with the “dregs” of society.

Christ came not to condemn (John 3:17), and yet Sunday after Sunday so-called men of God thunder messages of condemnation from their pulpits.

I think it is very important to note that Christ’s only recorded words of condemnation were aimed squarely at the religious leadership.

How have we as followers of this man fallen so far from the ideals that he taught?

I was impressed by a monologue found at the end of the movie “Chocolat;”

“I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we create and who we include.”

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January 1, 2010 at 8:00 am

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The road to hell

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I took half a literature class a while back and the teacher brought up the saying “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Most everyone has heard that once or twice, and most folks I know take it to mean that the road to hell is paved with good intentions that never get carried out.

But the teacher challenged us to think about it the other way. What if it means that the road to hell is paved with deeds that started out as good intentions but turned out very differently?

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January 1, 2010 at 5:00 am

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