Kansas Tornado and Christians

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The headline on the top of the Christian Chronicle this morning reads Kansas tornado destroys homes of 11 church families.  Now, I understand that the Christian Chronicle is written for Christians by Christians; but, as Christians, should we be any more concerned for the Christians who lost their homes, than we are for the non-Christians? The answer is no.  It bothers me to think that we would only be interested in the Christians who lost their homes.  I'm not advocating that we can't help them as well, but what message does it give to the rest of the world if we only help our own kind? Jesus didn't come and hang out with the pharisees. He hung out with the sinners and tax collectors.  He hung out with those who were different.  I think we, Christians, loose sight of this too often.  Let's help others so they can see Christ in us and through us. 
 
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2 thoughts on “Kansas Tornado and Christians

  1. Good point. To be fair, though, church members in the Greensburg area and Christians around the country have contributed funds and supplies to help church members and non-church members to rebuild their homes and get on with their lives. The reason we reported that 11 church families lost their homes and put that information up high in the story is that we’re a newspaper for Churches of Christ, so that’s our angle. We can’t really report it the way major medial outlets do. Most people knew the main story about Greensburg by the time we posted. By the way, I’ve since traveled to Greensburg and we just posted a new story and photos at christianchronicle.org. Or go directly to the story directly. Thanks! — ET

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