“Hunt out and talk about the good that is in the other fellow’s church, not the bad, and you will do away with all this religious hatred you hear so much nowadays.” – Will Rogers, 11 March 1923
This quote hit home with me especially after my recent post about Pope Francis and the poor. There was one sad creature who tried multiple times to put in some vile words about the pope in particular and Catholics in general. It is obvious that he has nothing but hate for that group of people. Of course I did not let him have his say on this blog.
But then again, sometimes I do the same thing but to a much more civil manner. I see all the wrong-headed things going on in various church denominations and I point it out as how not to do “church”. Maybe I should take Will’s words to heart sometimes. Christians by their very nature try to look to Jesus Christ for examples. Maybe I should start these types of posts out by first talking about the good they do (if I can find it). :)
I think what Will is trying to say is to find some common ground first and then gently point out the differences second….