A cultural cliche perhaps, but being thrown under the bus… it happens… even amongst Yeshua followers!
to sacrifice a friend or ally for selfish reasons. It is typically used to describe a self-defensive disavowal and severance of a previously-friendly relationship when the relation becomes controversial or unpopular.
The amount of friends and family that I have had contact with that have either experienced being thrown under the bus or know someone who has been thrown under the bus by (ahem, excuse me, cough) the church… is simply inexcusable!
I am confused as to how this really happens… especially amongst those who claim to love Adonai with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. And, yeah the second part too- loving their neighbors as themselves.
The Shema, or the greatest commandment seems to be lip-service only in today’s Christian culture. When a person or family runs into serious crisis, the first reaction is judgement, not restoration or redemption, if it was, why do so many of the people I have spoken with feel left out on the corner by themselves? They feel kicked to the curb.
This is where I find people have found themselves, just searching for some sort of strength to carry themselves away from the curb in order to survive, not live, survive- where is the church for these people- where am I for these people?
Friends, families, image bearers are struggling financially, emotionally, physically, mentally, relationally… all alone, by themselves, on the curb of life, after being thrown under the bus, by people they trusted… this is not right!
How have I forgotten to live out the most important words of Love Adonai, Love Neighbor, and Love self?
Just Being Real today,