Luis is probably saying under his breath, “Hubbell now you’ve gone to meddlin’,” after reading the title of today’s message, and he’d be right.
Many voices would suggest that the church has no business in politics or business. But businessmen and politicians do not let God’s people alone.
Should the church stand by as people are cheated of an abundant life and pushed into poverty, squalor, and bad health, while a relative few live in the lap of luxury accumulating the “riches beyond the dreams of avarice?”
If the church doesn’t stand against injustice, bigotry, and advocate for the poor, the widows, and the orphans, who will?
In church, we teach the young the tenants of Jesus, and then send them out into a world that is dead set against his ideals. If the church isn’t there to support the young who face hostility to the tenants of Christ, then they will quickly turn to the dark side.
There is a right and a wrong place for the church in the affairs of the day, but it will be a sad day when the church is more concerned about the prosperity of its membership, as opposed to the human condition of the world outside its doors.
It will be a sorry day when the church ceases to be involved in human welfare — Anon.
Now I apologize for meddlin’, and I will now go celebrate this week of Thanksgiving.