I am Jason Russell, I am Joseph Kony.

I am pretty sure we all have heard the news of Jason Russell and his scandalous behavior the other day.
But if you haven’t – here is some information for you:

A co-founder of Invisible Children was hospitalized in San Diego Thursday night after people called police to report he was running through the street in his underwear, screaming and pounding his fists on the sidewalk.

There were also reports of him masturbating in public.
These claims are pretty huge and bold. But most are true.

I posted a status and Facebook post with a link to the news story.
I may or may not have ‘cast a stone’ in my mind unintentionally.

I think there is a lesson to be learned here with this whole Invisible Children mission.
Well with two of the names involved anyway.

We are just as rotten and sinful as Joseph Kony.
We commit hate daily on the highways of our towns (murder according to Christ).
We lust after women and men (adultery).
We (unintentionally and sometimes very intentionally) mislead people.

We are just as prone to those ‘big sins’ as Jason Russell – we are a moment away.
We are all just a few seconds away from a big slip.
Just a single act of disobedience away from something of this nature.

So maybe before we start accusing Jason Russell of being a terrible leader,
we should examine ourselves – and thank God that, perhaps, our sins are not as ‘public’ as his.

Not out of anything prideful – or boastful – but out of a heart of thankfulness and brokenness.
What if your sin was on the 7 o’clock news?
Yeah – you wouldn’t like it either.

Our hope is in Christ – we will all be judged equally.
Our judgement will be based on our response to Christ.
Nothing more – nothing less.

We are all in the same boat.
Think about it.

Blessings.


6 thoughts on “I am Jason Russell, I am Joseph Kony.

  1. I HAVE FELT THE SAME WAY – WE ARE NEVER ABOVE REPROACH EITHER – JUST SO SAD HOW satan CAN GET IN THERE WHEN FAME, POWER, MONEY, ETC. PROMPTS A MAN OR WOMAN TO GO CRAZY & LOSE THEMSELVES. I DO NOT SEEK THOSE THINGS JUST FOR THIS REASON…♣

  2. I must first confess that I don’t know a lot of detail about Jason’s situation, etc., but I have to ponder out loud for a moment.

    From the details that I have heard, it sounds like Jason may be dealing with some type of mental illness. I’ve seen first hand that mental illness can cause some pretty crazy behavior which is clearly out of control. So here’s my question, was Jason sinning or not?

    Either way, it sounds like GRACE is a key ingredient for moving forward.

  3. it’s always so easy to see the wrongs others do and forget our own. I love this post, and I agree with you. We all sin, we all fall short. Our only redemption is His grace and love.

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