I recently saw the movie World War Z. The movie follows Brad Pitt as he fights a one man war against the pending annihilation of the human race to a Zombie virus, infecting human beings in under 12 seconds.
The first question I have is: does he really need to wear his hipster scarf throughout the film? Is that the most necessary tool to fighting Zombies? He loses guns, knives, and all sorts of other resources, but don’t fear, his scarf resides snugly around his neck just incase he has Mumford and Sons tickets later that day.
Secondly, I wondered if this is how some people view Christians. We convert at random and sometimes by force, taking over all corners of the world. We don’t
spare the rich or the poor but at all costs infect all people with no purpose other than conversion and take over.
That’s what we do sometimes. But it isn’t necessarily what Jesus did, (looks like those WWJD bracelets were on to something after all). Jesus met a need while creating a relationship. He interacted with those who came near to him and pursued those who couldn’t or wouldn’t.
But he didn’t force himself upon people. He offered himself too people.
The first is about power, the second love.
The first appears strong but is weak, the second appears weak but is strong.
Might all we do be warped in love
Has someone ever tried to convert you by power and not love?
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9