For the last week I’ve run a particular experiment. I walk into a Christian bookstore and ask the clerk whether they have any books on helping the poor or assisting people with Aids. Last week I got a weird look from the sales person with a firm no. Today, at another store I was totally speechless. I asked the girl at the till if they had books on those subjects. Her answer was,
"No , this is a religious bookstore – try one of the secular bookstores." So I asked her if helping the poor wasn’t a part of following Jesus. Another blank stare.