50 years ago this week John F. Kennedy gave his famous Inaugural Speech. The line “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country” is easily identified. It was a call to sacrifice and service. As an American this is a call that we still need to hear. In a country that is showing an ever increasing entitlement attitude, it is a needed correction.
However, my concern is with the church. I have always been uneasy with certain aspects of American church life. One of those is the consumer mentality. The consumer mentality asks what programs the church offers. The mentality is how well does it meet my needs. Questions center around what the church is offering.