People get into the real thing not just church church church church! I extracted this from a colleague-Read and enjoy!
years ago, I was invited to preach at a church in Atlanta and I went dressed as
a homeless man in some dirty clothes, even put a little blood (ketchup) on a
bandage and wrapped it over my eye, I was ignored by most, the usher made sure
I sat in the back, I sat alone, no one said a word to me, in fact, people
avoided me like a plague and when the pastor said he wanted to introduce the
guest speaker, the church went quiet cause there was no one at the podium with
him, I got up and slowly walked down the isle removing the bandage and to the
sounds of people saying ‘JESUS!’ and crying and as I got the mic from the
pastor, the whole church was in a frenzy. I went on to ask what kind of
religion are we honouring, I preached about the fig tree that JESUS cursed
because it looked like it had fruits by deception from afar, because the leaves
were there and that was an indication of fruits, but upon getting closer, there
were no fruits, much like the church today, they dress up real nice on Sunday,
but no fruits, they look good from afar, but no fruits.
Needless to say after
service, everyone wanted to greet me and apologize and express how sorry they
were, but what if this had been JESUS (please not comparing myself to HIM at
all) and there was no second chance for an apology?