Sunday, June 7, 2015
Don't Protect the Guilty Please
I think there will be one preacher I will not go to listen to again. He's from out of town and been teaching at our church now and then, and I have been getting bad vibes from him. Almost like, he seems really nice but you can expect him to turn on you with hatred at anytime.
Quite regularly, I found him quite the turn off.
Just today, he said some things that I can't relate too. He talked about the prison ministry, that it is important because we are all the same and its just that we haven't been caught.
Really? I have done something that warrants prison, its just that I didn't get caught? I don't think so.
Oh and if you have no blessings in your life you have to look at how you are living your life, perhaps you are not obeying God. That's a false teaching, God said we will have tribulation. Not that we should expect hard times at every corner, but it is a part of the life here. So anyone who experiences some trouble in life is not living in accordance to God's will?
Our church does not hold true to that principle, they told us enough times to expect tribulation, that it is part of this life. This isn't heaven.
Another thing he said was that we not to be blaming society for the ills in our life, it is our own doing. Really? I don't think so. I think society has a lot to do with it. I saw many times, teachers, doctors, would turn away at mother's abuse of me. Not that I can blame them, but they can stop protecting the bad guys here.
Please stop protecting the bad guys. They don't need protection. And stop victim blaming.
These little care packages given by the church to the prisoners are so important to them? Really? They can't get toothpaste but they can get their drugs imported in? Oh, please, I'm sick of it.
To me, the prisoners represents the narcissists and sociopaths that have got caught. This is a good thing. Ok, sure maybe some are innocents, but I am willing to bet they are next to nil. Give them a care package, and they will get it bullied out of them.
And when we left the church today, the man was standing next to my food box, the one that I always take to the food bank. I pulled out the groceries, and he smiled, and I said this is for the marginalized people in society. Then I left.
We live in a very difficult world, one that I was never ready for, I've had a bad day today because I'm feeling very confused. I understand poverty, and some people don't. Maybe I just don't understand prison either and some people do. Maybe.
As I venture into the authentic me, I feel so out of touch. I don't want to hurt anyone, but it's hard for me to pull it all together.
He said this was a tough teaching. Ok, I get it. I got that once from a church minister who gave tough teachings like this and in less than year he left his wife and five kids to go live with a woman he was supposed to be helping with alcoholism. And had two more kids with her, and left because she was an alcoholic.