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Have you ever considered that Christianity could be superstitious? In Scott Redd’s recent article on The Gospel Coalition, he presents us with some startling considerations. Not only do we, as humans, naturally lean towards superstitious behavior; Christians do as well. Here's how the church might be at risk.
<p>“Love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus said (Mark 12:31). <p>Who among us wouldn’t agree with that statement? <p>When I’m sitting in a pew on Sunday and my pastor teaches that concept, I nod my head in agreement. When I’m having quiet time and I happen upon that verse, I feel confident and slightly proud. Of course I love my neighbor. God told me to. <p>It’s easy, right? Well, yes—until it’s not. <p>Because reality is rarely as simple as the theoretical. I love the idea of loving my neighbor, truly. I profess love and try to live in such a way as to practice it. I want to offer to others what God gave so freely to me. <p>But when I look, literally around my neighborhood, what do I see? Houses I pass every day filled with people I’ve never seen. People to nod at as we drive past, but whose names I do not know. Houses that are suddenly empty, and I can only assume someone passed away because my impression is that an elderly man once lived there, but I’m not even sure. <p>What kind of neighbor does this make me? I’m not wanting to beat myself—or you—up, but the truth is, we all make mistakes when trying to love our neighbor. Even if we mean well, even if we’re intentional about reaching out, there are likely things each of us could do better. Let’s look at 10 of the mistakes every Christian makes when trying to love their neighbor. <p>Photo credit: ©Thinkstock/Roseborland
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