A Lenten Reflection on Luke 14:25-33
For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost
This morning the news is filled with a recap of the Oscars. We have seen the awards given. We have seen Chris Rock’s response to #OscarsSoWhite. We have seen it all and yet I sit here wondering, what does it all mean?
You can spend all day analyzing Chris Rock’s speech. You can spend time today talking about Sylvester Stallone’s case for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. You can tweet and post to your content about Lady Gaga’s performance. But one single question remains for me, what does it all mean?
What does it mean when the Movie community is more bold about speaking out against Campus rape, LGBT issues, Race, economics, domestic violence, and other things than the church? Where is our voice? Are we afraid?
Am I afraid to be prophetic because of the ramifications? Are we afraid to be bold because we are comfortable? Are we just too disengaged because we have lost our focus?
I am not certain yet, but I think it is time to do some calculating. It is time to figure out what the costs are and whether we are willing to pay them. Are we ready to be prophetic again?
Maybe just maybe its time to #countthecost and #bethechurch.