I have been casually watchng this scene unfold with Obama and his not so close anymore pastor. And lost in all of this seems to be the responsibility of pastors. When the story is about the pastor, and not about the message of Jesus Christ, isn’t that a HUGE problem? I haven’t really listened all that much to his sermon(s). But it strikes me that what is getting the most attention is anything but the message of Christ.
I am about to read a biography on Bily Graham. I am fascinated by him. I am sure he had some controversial moments. But I am guessing that his moments were completely wrapped around the words of Christ.
And so for me, the takeaway is that Jesus is the story. He is the message. He is the controversial One. He should be the headline and copy for any story about me or our church.