Sunday, 4 December 2011
I am having a little difficulty with something that I hope you can help me with. Can a building be Christian? In this case, what is it that makes this credit union Christian? Does it have Christian doors and Christian windows? Maybe it's that Christian blue trim and roof. Perhaps it's their Christian vault which, no doubt, contains Christian money.
Is this building "saved?" Did Jesus die for the sins of this building? I wonder what sins this building repented of. Perhaps this is where Judas stashed the money that he stole from the disciple's common purse before he hung himself.
Maybe you're thinking that it is the people who work there that are Christian. If that is so, then shouldn't other places that Christians work at also be called Christian? Hmm, the Christian grocery store, or, the Christian Hockey arena. Perhaps the Christian car dealer, or, Christian public library. Yes, Ethel, we get our garbage collected by a Christian garbage truck. Maybe trucks can be Christian too. Do they haul the garbage to a Christian dump? Hmm.
If this building is Christian, are there other Christian buildings too? Are institutional church buildings Christian? If so, then perhaps a Christian credit union is where they launder their money. After all, as Jesus said, "You cannot serve both God and money" (Matthew 6:24). Maybe once the money washes through a Christian credit union it becomes OK for Christians to have and to fall in love with.
OK, enough with the sarcasm. I've got to go now and get my Christian supper on my Christian stove before my wife comes home from her Christian job and I catch her Christian wrath.