Note: Published yesterday, but republished today after I removed it briefly for fear of insulting readers. Then I realized that this is my blog and if readers are offended by my thoughts, they can simply not drop by any more. So consider this post in play.
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
I have heard many complaints about the Church, both inside and outside its walls. The church is no longer one of fearless, faithful action; it has become a hive of buzzing social bees, excluding those for whom it was truly founded: “How we have blemished and scarred [the body of Christ] through social neglect and fear of being nonconformists.” In his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. says,