2-Minute Multiplier: Returns
I packaged up a couple of routers today. Sent them back to their source companies.
One of them no longer worked due to sim card issues. The provider changed the plan and thus the technology needs updating.
The other one broadcast a wireless network interfering with the network I already had. Too much of a good thing, I guess.
Returning stuff usually means finding a box. Printing a label. Ensuring the contents won’t jostle. Taping it all up nice and tight. Asking your wife to drop it off in her errand running.
We return stuff when it doesn’t work. Doesn’t fit. Breaks. Falls apart.
Something about it doesn’t match what we need. Or want.
Many people feel that way about Christianity.
Its claim to uniqueness causes them to shake their heads.
Its offering of free grace doesn’t fit with their bootstrap upbringing.
Its call to always forgive flies in the face of retribution and payment.
A me-first people will always struggle with a me-last religion.
Especially when it claims its God is the only way. When it presents the crucifixion of Jesus as the only payment our Creator God will accept.
Bottom line? Jesus is a one-of-a-kind God. His call to unconditional love and forgiveness runs counter-culture, especially in a cancel culture.
I suspect there will always be those who think He doesn’t fit.