The First Church of the Navelites

Whether it’s true or not I do not know, but this story is food for thought. A number of years ago, a gathering of christians split over a disagreement over whether or not Adam and Eve had belly-buttons. Yes, you heard me correctly.

What happened? they lost focus on the important essentials, they lost focus on Christ.

So this naturally raises a question, are we susceptible to this same childish and ungodly behavior? What about us? Are we at times missing the forest for the trees? What is the big picture of Christianity?

Are we focused on sports or Christ?
Are we focused on traditions or Christ?
Are we focused on fashion or Christ?
Are we focused on “anti-fashion” or Christ
Are we focused on money or Christ?
Are we focused on our job or Christ?
Are we focused on vacations or Christ?
Are we focused on hunting or Christ?
Are we focused on our house or Christ?
Are we focused on music or Christ?
Are we focused on movies or Christ?
Are we focused on our car or Christ?
Are we focused on self or Christ?
Are we focused on the silly “controversial” topics or Christ?

Now I am not saying all the above are wrong. I’m just asking this in a minimally way, I am just asking about our focus. How much time and focus do we invest in any of the above items verses Christ and his teachings? What did Christ teach? What did he do? How did he act? Are we trying to follow him?

Did we turn from sin to Christ? Do we live a righteous life? Do we help the poor? What about the orphans and the widows? What about those in prison? Do we share the Gospel of the Kingdom?

That’s what Christian means – a follower of Christ!

Image source: “Eccehomo1” by Antonio Ciseri – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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