Thursday, July 24, 2008

Be The Messy Doctor

Pretend for a minute that you were going to have a major surgery done on the inside of your body. During the consultation leading up to your surgery your Surgeon begins to tell you that he is extremely particular about the apron he wears during your surgery. In fact he is so particular about his apron that he explains that if he gets blood on his apron during the surgery, he will leave you on the table to die, because he believes that a clean apron is a happy apron. Would you allow him to do the major surgery?

Ok, let's get to the point, some people believe a "Clean Life Is A Happy Life" or "A Clean Church Is A Happy Church" or "Clean Friends Are Happy Friends," and if you have a messy life, your not wanted. I have seen how this has impacted people so much that it almost boarder lines judgementalism, legalism, and power trips that keep us from being the Doctor Who Is Not Afraid To Get A Little Messy.

Mark 2:17 says - On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Jesus was not afraid to get messy. He didn't prefer to hang with the "clean people" all of the time, but rather he made a conscious effort to touch the lives of the people who were dirty. Let's be like Jesus and Be The Messy Doctor. Don't be afraid to get your Apron a little dirty, you might just save someone's life!

1 comment:

Jaime said...

Preach it!
haha... i just had to say it:)