A special note to the reader:
I will be the first to admit that I am part of a dysfunctional family. It is made up of murderers, adulterers, prostitutes, liars and thieves.
Our family isn’t made up as a group of people but individuals. And with individuals each one of us makes a decision in to which path we will take in life. That’s call freewill.
There are people in the world who would never admit that they are part of a dysfunctional family or even admit to their own sinful nature.
Whenever I look at a family television series from the past five decades, such as, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Donna Reed Show, Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver and the Cosby Show, they all seem to have the same element of wholesomeness and perfection.
The writer and producer of any of these family television shows had the primary unit of the father and mother and the not so perfect children. Nonetheless, they represented what they wanted the ideal American family to look like to the world.
These performers were put together as the symbolic representation of what allegedly a Christian nation perceives and showcased its self to be.
Early this morning before preparing to write this blog post, the Lord imparted something on my heart about how often do we Christians forget about our own family shortcomings?
How we in essence, as Christians are quick to tell people outside of our family about salvation and the goodness and righteousness of Jesus but we intentionally avoid acknowledging those family members who are in desperate need of love, forgiveness and a Savior as well.
We work Christianity at times like it is a “for only Christians” business and then wonder why our own families are in desperate need of repair.
Perhaps today is a good day to remind ourselves that none of us are perfect people and if Jesus could accept His lineage and save us from sin. Surely, He can and will save those in our own family.
Today, we can start by taking the time to listen to that family member who is broken and in despair. They need to be heard and not ignore another day.
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