The Greater Evils
- By Wilson Matthews
- Published 06/30/2008
Wilson is the youth leader at International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada. Everyone loves this radical preacher's passion for Christ and His Church. Wilson helped organize the South Asian Global Convention (SAGC 2004) under the leadership of Pastor Pritam Singh. He is as "hairy-as-a-yak," "spits-like-a-camel," and is a F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, and Teachable) Christian. Wilson, a Malayalee Christian holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and his mission is to make Scripture relevant to today's generation. Famous quote: "Knock it off!"
Can you believe the different things that offend people? It can be the petty differences between social animals. Others are offended by downloading free music and movies. Than there are those who are offended when the Pastor doesn't shake their hand at church. And than there are those who are offended and don't even know why?
But you know what should really offend us? The greater evils in the world! Like the disgusting things that occurs in the world like human trafficking. Or how about the global food shortages that are ravaging underdeveloped nations. Than there are the diseases that are ravaging nations at epidemic proportions that we can help with the spare change in our pocket. There are also the corrupt governments that violate basic human rights. The list goes on and on and on...
It can get pretty tiring when there are petty differences that sap so many peoples strength. Can you believe the drama queens out there? They worry about how others think and say about them. They waste their strength and energy on plotting ways of retaliating against people who have offended them over immature things. What a waste of time, talent and energy. If only it can be focused against the real evils in the world.
There are people who are victimized by disgusting evils. They need us to be their voice, advocate and strength. I wonder how they would react to the other things that waste energy? I wonder!
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?"