I was watching the live remake of “All In The Family” and “The Jeffersons” the other night. They were great remakes of 2 classic tv shows created by Norman Lear. Both shows dealt a lot with the racial climate of America in the 70s. The commonality between both shows was community.
The shows had impact, because they dealt with the relevant topics of that time and they weren’t afraid to push the envelope. They addressed topics in a way to make viewers feel uncomfortable. Uncomfortable? Yes. Of course we watch shows to be entertained and they did that. The discomfort was to help spark change in our society. It’s ok to laugh, but the laughs were no good if you didn’t catch the heart of the matter that they caused you to laugh about.
As I stated before the commonality between both shows was community. Both main characters Archie Bunker and George Jefferson were very bigoted and judgmental towards people in their own ways, but they had communities of people around them that helped them to adders their faults and see people the same.
This is a kingdom type of mindset. We are to see all people the same. We are all born in sin and shaped in iniquity and we are all in desperate need of a savior. Jesus came and paid the price for our sins and gave us access to the Father. Now the love of God is she’s abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. He commands us to love.
First we are to love God. Then we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Not bash them with scriptures about why they aren’t acting a certain way or how bad of a person they are. Christ didn’t wait until we were saved to love us. He died for us while we were yet in sin and made a way for us.
As kingdom citizens we are ambassadors for Christ. We are to share the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters in the body and with the lost. Christ saved us and put us in a community called the body of Christ. We help each other deal with our faults and to see people, saved or dinner, the way God sees them – through the blood of Jesus.
That leads us to our Throwback Theology Song of the Week. It comes from that man Cajo aka Canton Jones. This is from his 2008 project “Kingdom Business.” The featured track is the title track. Tune into the Trackstarz show this week to hear DJ Jeremaya spin this for the Throwback Theology Song of the Day. Until next time…
Peace and blessings,