By David Rosati
I’ve heard it in a lot of sermons. A call to repent for non-action in our Christian walk. Usually when the sermon touches on evangelism, but it could be almost any topic.
It sounds something like this: “Hear we see the Apostles and the early church going out and spreading the Gospel. Do we do this? Now, I know I don’t like I should. That’s something I need to repent of, and maybe you do too.”
And there are some “amens.” And the preacher moves on. But, you know, then you hear it again. And again. And I’ll wonder: when are we going to stop “repenting” of it and actually do what we’re supposed to be doing?
It’s almost like, as long as we admit that we should be doing whatever and we “repent” of not doing it, then our consciences are somehow eased and we forget about it until the next time it’s preached.
I think I need to repent of fake “repenting.”