Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jesus doesn't care if you buy magazines!

A magazine salesman just came to my door and tried to talk me into ordering a magazine subscription. When I kindly declined he then asked me to order one to be sent to the local hospital. Nice idea, but I don't think the hospital needs more magazines when there are kids in Haiti dying because they don't have food. I didn't say that, but that's just where my heart is right now. (Side note: I read THIS the other day and cried so hard I couldn't breathe. Please keep praying for the people of Haiti! We cannot forget them).
Okay, back to the magazine guy. So he persisted and I finally had to give him a very firm "No" and then he said............oh my word I still can't believe he said this............he said; "That's okay. Only the real Christians have been buying them anyway."
My mouth was literally hanging open. I couldn't even respond. What on earth would possess someone to feel so righteous about themselves that they would actually think for one second that buying a magazine has anything to do with one's spiritual state. It kind-of made me feel sick to watch him walk through the rest of the neighborhood probably saying the same thing to so many people. I wanted to knock on all the doors after he left and say "By the way, Jesus could care less if you buy a magazine or not. There is nothing you can do to make God love you more! He loves you so much already. You can't earn his love (Ephesians 2:8-9), he sent His son as a sacrifice for YOU so that you can have a relationship with him!!!" Maybe I could post a big huge sign in my yard that says "JESUS DOESN'T CARE IF YOU BUY MAGAZINES"! I could order it from my favorite place, Vistaprint!! Ha! Okay, so now I'm just getting carried away. Oh my.


Katy said...

oh my word - you have got to be kidding me!! who SAYS things like that? good grief.

the mccollums... said...

I usually read your posts through my RSS feed in my email...but I had to log into the blog to leave some comments on your latest posts! WOW...what nerve! I think it would be hilarious to get a big sign made..ha ha...its comments like that, that seem to push people away from the church and from Jesus for that matter! WOW>