MAX LUCADO hit life right on the nail when he wrote in his book “On Calvary’s Hill”:
Imagine the scene at the cross. Soldiers huddled in a circle, dice-throwing—casting
lots for the possessions of Christ. Common soldiers witnessing the world’s most uncommon
event. To them he is just another criminal; the cross is forgotten.
It makes me think of us. The religious. Those who claim heritage at the cross. All
of us. The strict…the loose…the simple…spirit-filled…evangelical. All of us! We’re
not so unlike these soldiers. We too, play games at the foot of the cross. We compete
for members. We scramble for status. Competition. Selfishness. Personal gain. It’s
all there. We major in the trivial, we split into little huddles. Another name. Another
doctrine. So close to the cross but so far from the Christ. “May they all be one,”
Jesus prayed. One. Not one in groups of two thousand. One church. One faith. One
Lord. No hierarchies. No traditions. Just Christ.
That is EXACTLY WHY the MATTHEW LUNCHES work so well. They are NOT about YOU. They
are NOTabout ME. They ARE about CHRIST… - Graham Ries