In response to a Facebook post advising people who have been "church hurt" not to walk away from God and to believe that, in time, they who have offended will pay the price.
If I understand the term "church hurt" correctly, this meme hits home. Today's sanctimonious and hypocritical Pharisees are as full of their own holiness and as empty of love as the original Pharisees who so irritated Christ. Some of the best and too many of the worst people I have known are deeply committed and loudly self proclaimed good Christians. In some cases, methinks they dost proclaim too much.
Come to think about it, the best ones were actually quite quiet about their beliefs, it was their fellow congregants who made the noise. It seems that at least some Christians have read Matthew 6. “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
As it happens, I do not blame God for the excesses of His hypocritical followers. They are so busy blessing themselves, they have neither time nor room for His.