I think we would all agree that when someone we love is disrespected by another it saddens us. It could be one or both of our parents, a child we have or a friend and especially our Lord. I remember clearly right after I was saved one evening I was in a store and in walked a young woman who suddenly recognized another person who she had not seen in a while and she loudly and openly exclaimed the name of the Lord Jesus in vain as to where had this person been. It was like a knife going through my heart and not more then a few weeks earlier I would have done the same thing. We live in a world where respect is swiftly disappearing. I can remember when men would remove their hats when entering a room, get up when a woman entered a room, children used yes sir and yes ma'am towards their parents and other adults, men walked on the curb side of a woman when on the street, when children addressed an adult they used Mr. or Mrs. and never their first name, or in the case of the church brother or sister and the last name and never the first name, preachers were respected even by the lost, and much more. I think it is because we feel we can become familiar with others and in doing so forget the respect that goes with it. Sadly most of showing respect is just about gone and we are seeing a more neutral approach to manners and politeness not to mention respect. The problem is that no society can digress as we have and it not carry over into the religion that one profess'. In this case the church. I am shocked at the number of people who think it is appropriate to speak of Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit using initials in place of their title or name. Perhaps a character evaluation needs to take place as we seem to have put ourselves on the same level as God at least in the practice of how we speak about Him. At some point we have lost respect for ourselves and it is now carried over into losing respect for our God.