If ever you are tempted to use a trendy, Christian-specific cliche’ or code-word when a perfectly acceptable “pedestrian” word or phrase will do, please don’t. It’s very off-putting – even to me – and I’m a Christian. I still remember what it was like on the outside looking in. When two or more Christians were engaged in conversation, their choice of vocabulary often seemed very cliquish or exclusionary. But then again, that may just be me, and as many of you know, my view of the world is ever so slightly askew.
These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy...walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, 'Business as usual.' But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.