This was another reminder to me that our culture is rapidly changing. Even right here in the bible belt, people are embracing other religions. Additionally, people of non-Christian religious backgrounds continue to move to the area.
What is fascinating to me is that the above sight - Buddha in Target - is becoming increasingly normal. This statue was sitting on a shelf in a main aisle of the store and no one else even seemed to notice. This speaks to the pluralistic society in which we live.
In case you are wondering, I didn't buy the Buddha.
The Buddha was, however, was a good reminder to me that we don't have to travel thousands of miles to find people of other religions (although that is certainly important). They are right here - and they are in desperate need of Jesus Christ. Let's love them, serve them, and show them our glorious Lord.
We're not in Kansas anymore.