Most people in Jesus’ time would look at the Jewish religion to get ideas of what God’s image was like. Just as today there are many who look at your life to determine what the Christian faith represents.
Jesus’ teaching about lifestyle and attitude brought people into a deeper understanding of who God is.
As a scarecrow would be a poor illustration of what a farmer looks like, so religion poorly illustrates the living personality and character of God.
Have you met some religious scarecrows? They are people who have an appearance that frightens and there is no life in them. The farmer on the other hand knows his/her purpose and lives to be fruitful. They live a life that multiplies life.
Let’s not be a scarecrow church, but a farmer’s cooperative living out our lives as co-creators with God.