From the Pastor’s Desk
“How many children do you have?”
Whenever I get asked this question, I can almost guarantee you the response I will get. There is a level of shock, a statement of how busy I must be, or a musing about the expense of children.
A common complaint I have heard from non-Christian friends and acquaintances centres on the so-called self-righteousness of Christians. The claim is that we are legalistic and judgmental. The accusation is to some degree a misnomer: for self-righteous people don’t really get a sense of righteousness from simple self-referral, they get it from comparing themselves with others. Truth be told our friends and acquaintances are often right. The self-righteous person compares themselves to others and judges themselves better at keeping whatever rules mean most to them.