That’s right. You read it correctly.
I am thinking of the homeless particularly. If you are rich, white, and smell good, I am sure you will be welcome, but if you are homeless, then you are not.
Yes, I actually checked on this. I asked if we could host homeless people in our church and was told NO. In fact absolutely not.
And, I was told that by insisting on this, that my idea of helping the poor actually does more harm that good.
I was told this by leadership people at my church!
So, don’t come to church with me! Please… go to church, but not where I go. We couldn’t possibly jack up church more profoundly unless we raped altar boys and held Grand Inquisitions.
No. Find a church, alright, but find one that welcomes “the least of these” and thus welcomes Jesus.