Christians aren't so popular anymore. This is an interesting reality. Is it good? Is it bad? Not sure. Throughout history and even today, when the church is an oppressed, counter-cultural, grassroots movement, it's growth and influence is remarkable. Miraculous even. So maybe it's not too bad to be unpopular. But here's the thing. The reasons Christians aren't popular today in America is because, as Gandhi has said, 'Christians are so unlike... Christ.'
Most people think that Christians are antihomosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, old-fashioned, too involved in politics, out of touch with reality, insensitive to others, boring, not accepting of other faiths, and confusing.
Is this true? Is this true of you? Is this true of your experience with, around, among Christians?
What if Christians were known as loving to all, forgiving, genuine, revolutionary, involved with people, truthful and aware, loving, radical, inviting to members of all faiths, and simple in presenting truth?
What would the world and the Christian faith look like if this were the case? What might Gandhi say then?
So... are you popular for your faith? If so, why? If not, why not? Was Jesus popular for his faith?