Our society is becoming increasingly passive. We are more spectators than participants.
We’ve all heard the definition of football: 70,000 people desperately in need of exercise watching 22 desperately in need of rest.
This is also true in the church. Someone has stated that in the average church 20% of the members do 80% of the work. Stats can be easily made up, but I suspect that is reasonably accurate.
Most dangerous is the passive attitude many take toward their Christian life, their relationship with Christ. Content with being “saved,” they remain passive and inactive about their Christianity.
Being a disciple of Christ is not passive, it is ACTIVE! Christ called us to be personally, actively, and continually engaged in following Him. He said if you want to be a disciple (Christ-follower) you have to take up your cross daily and follow Him. This is personal (your cross), continual (daily), and active (take up – follow) involvement in being a disciple.
Isn’t it time to leave behind this notion that we can be disciples of Christ and not participate daily in our Christian life?