In that faraway time in China, missionaries sometimes would offer rice to the people, and while they were eating, would give them the gospel message. There were those who came only for the meal, and not for the Spiritual food. They came for personal gain and did not show any true repentance or acceptance of the gospel. They were referred to as "rice Christians".
A few years ago, we had a little white dog who would come around at mealtimes looking for any scrap of food that we might drop. We sometimes laughingly called her a "rice Christian".
Tomorrow is Sunday. As we go to our various Church services, do we go only for what we can get out of the service, and complain or criticize, or do we go with an attitude of thankfulness and service to others? Do we go to see if we can also be a blessing to our Christian brothers and sisters - or are we just "rice Christians"?
Visiting Cameron at Work
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