The people fail the church in one key area. We as a society are so tied into our sensory gratification that we lose touch with the fact that we are spiritual beings having a human encounter, we twist it and perceive it as humans having an occasional spiritual encounter. We go to church as though attending a Broadway show expecting to be entertained and changed from the exterior inward. We expect the men and women of God to serve as priest, magician and therapist. If we profess to be spiritually enlightened beings we should focus our church engagement in one area and that is to seek a supernatural and life changing connection with God despite the distractions in our life.
Then and only then will we have a mind style change. If you allow a change to your mind style then your lifestyle must change as well. There is no way in Heaven, earth or hell that you can profess the most remote sense of love for God and be a bigot of any kind. So much for Christian conservatives who deem and vote down policies that elevate the consciousness of our nation and the lifestyle of the lower 10%. Christians must learn that you cannot vote for someone to legislate your belief system. Politicians are here to lead all people and all faiths, not just yours. This system was attempted before with the Roman Empire and it didn’t work so well for the person of faith. It is the role of Pastors and spiritual leadership to handle the religious and spiritual agendas.
Jesus was neither a democrat nor a Republican; He was neither a socialist nor a capitalist. He fore knew man’s penchant since the Garden of Eden to aspire to be god. Man desires to judge and demean so therefore God maintains a one-party system and that is His theocracy.
In essence the church is not teaching our minds as much as it stirs our emotions and our spirits. The church leaders are not totally to blame. The church, synagogue or mosque is not the building you attend, it’s you. If you profess to be devout in your faith, how about challenging the mindset of those you know to be bigoted or elitist in their thinking. Hold your spiritual leaders accountable to the social impact of racism as you see it in your community. Ask them to address the news stories and their slant toward the truth. If the response is somewhat lacking, perhaps it may be incumbent upon you to ask your spiritual leader if you can begin this discussion in a group setting with their blessing.