On Monday, one of my Facebook friends expressed disappointment with Christians for their lack of response to the Orlando massacre. She mentioned how they rallied around France, but when we have the largest terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, there was only silence.
And she was right, other than the outrage over guns being blamed instead of the perpetrator of the crime, there was very little expression of grief.
How can this be?!
Well the answer was obvious, most Christians were afraid if they expressed sympathy than it would look as if they condoned the Homosexual lifestyle.
I’m disappointed in us too.
How could this be our main concern when 50 people were murdered and even more wounded?
It’s true not all Christians ignored the tragedy, but if they mentioned it, it was prefaced by a but… Something that was completely unnecessary at a time like this.
As Christians, we will never win the world to Christ if we are more concerned with appearances than showing compassion and love to those who need it.
The families of the victims need our prayers and support. What they don’t need is to get on Facebook and other social media, and see people arguing over political agendas. They deserve their time to grieve in peace.
And our fellow Americans need to know that we Christians stand with them through the good and the bad.
Christians, remember this is what the Bible commands us to do in Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Let’s not get distracted from that mission. Let’s show the world the love of Jesus Christ by living our lives with compassion, so that the lost will actually listen to us when we witness to them. As long as Christians are seen as being filled with hate no one will ever listen to us.
And lets’ not be ashamed to stand with Orlando, show our support, and offer our prayers.