Mission Lazarus posted this quote on their blog and I really liked it:
"Something is wrong with us when our lives make sense to unbelievers."
I have been coteaching a girls' bible class on Wednesday nights. My topic is friends and what a can of worms that is for teenage girls! Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world where mean girls are on facebook and have picture texting cell phones? The horror. I didn't grow up in the cell phone/internet age and I'm really not THAT old. But, girls were bad enough then without it be broadcasted to everyone you know.
I think technology has linked us together, but that can be a negative thing in a lot of ways. It sells normalcy and lets us know just how much we don't fit in. And, that's just my point and the point of the quote: Christians are weird. Seriously. Have you ever been to a youth rally or church camp? We are a little bit out there. You fit in more in those places because in a sense, everyone there is a little strange.
But, out in the real world, on facebook, in our text messages, if we are true to who we follow, we are weird. And, that's the way it should be. By making a choice to follow Christ, we are making a choice to not be of this world... to be weird.
"Something is wrong with us when our lives make sense to unbelievers." I think this is very true. If an unbeliever doesn't think you are different, are you showing them Christ?