We busy Americans like to multi task, it makes us feel busy, which makes us feel important. I also hate to waste a moment in life so I am an ultimate multi-tasker.
But, I wonder, how can God take our multi tasking and use it for his ways? Today I went to get my hair cut. I've gone to the same woman for the whole time I've lived in Seattle, so we have developed a relationship. More and more, I feel an openness to talk about Jesus with her. So, as we were having our faith discussion, I asked her, "Do other customers talk to you about Jesus?" I know that she has many Christian clients. Her response was so interesting.
Here's what she said, "No, you are the only one. They talk mostly about why they are changing churches, they don't like the childcare or the music or the people. So, they go to another church."
I can't believe how mad this makes me. or sad. or frustrated. Because we all have to sit in the chair to get our hair cut. We have the time to multi task by getting our hair cut and to talk in an open dialogue about who Jesus is and why it is great to follow him.
But, maybe as I reflect on it, we've been a lot more preoccupied with our "church" than its' leader: Jesus.
What's wrong with this picture?