To see His Church the way Jesus did is to view a company of people imbued with His light and changing the world. He saw them as world changers when he said, “You are the light of the world” (Matt. 5:14) and taught them to pray “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matt 6:10).
Can Darkness Help the Light?
If He said, “I will build my [Company of Light-Giving World-Changers] and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18), why do we look to politicians as the source of help for the Church and its causes? After all, can darkness help the light? “Many seek audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice” (Prov. 29:6). Often politicians come as angels of light, offering the kingdoms as Satan did to Jesus, but though they may give something, they often end up taking and destroying far more.
Change Is Grassroots Work, Not Drive-Through Politics
Change doesn’t come by placing quick-fix plasters of promises and executive orders on the cancer of sin. True societal change comes through grassroots efforts of love. It begins with me and you taking the plank out of our own eye so that we can really help others. Change is often incremental before it is exponential. It is grassroots work, not drive-through politics.