The Senior Pastor of TK heritage church, Lawrence Onochiedisguised himself as a beggar to the church he pastors.. and he sat in the middle of the congregation.. No one recognized him.
So, a call was made from the altar that
each brethren should invite someone they didn’t know in the church to
spend Christmas with them! No one came to “the beggar”, no one invited
him, no one wanted to Identify with him.. and then he walked to the
altar and addressed the congregation.
Onome (@Onome_tsd) on Instagram who witnessed the scene First-hand shared the story, below is what she wrote:
My pastor, the senior pastor of
@tkheritage, @lawrenceonochie was in the congregation today dressed like
a nonentity, a nobody, a beggar and no one recognized him. When the
call was made to invite someone they didn’t know to spend #Christmas
with them. No one came to him, no one invited him because no one wanted
to identify with him.
That’s the world we live in. We relate
to those we feel are in the same social class with us and despise the
needy, the hungry and extend help only to those who already have. That’s
not what Christmas/Christianity is about. It is about caring for those
in need, strangers, the despised.
Change your heart today and focus on
what matters and what counts. Ask your self what would God do? Will God
despise you when you are hungry, when you need shelter, when you are
lonely, when you are sick?
People matter to God, let people also
matter to you. Stop to help a stranger, put a smile on someone’s face.
Christianity is not a talk. It is in the doing.