My church (or yours)


Of church of all our hearts we attend, when attending to our heart of all hearts.  I may be wrong for write is not right, except church I find of the heart mind and soul, of breath walk and smile.

But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?

I used to be sure that walking to the building on Sunday was what I should do.  That the assigned hour was His hour and mine.  Worship praise forgiveness.  Fellowship adoration sacrament.  Healing recharging restoring.  All in one hour.

My church is like this.

No one is able to find “church” in one place or one hour.  The building is fine.  The order of service is fine.  The hymns are okay.  The prayers are good.  The sermon may (or may not) be.  The offering plate may be full or not.  The chairs may be reserved or available.  The doors may be wide or closed.

My church is like this.

And this.

And this.

My church

“is”

So judge not those whom I see in my church

.

Just because you do not see them

In yours

.

 

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12 thoughts on “My church (or yours)

  1. “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?“

    Paulfg note : Ark, I have deleted this line. No wish to moderate you (again), but have no desire to see dismissive and unkind opinions left here either.

          • Ah … well, you should know that flowery rhetoric of an ethereal nature tends to fly by me.
            I find plain speech is so much better. It cuts the dross and removes all ambiguity.
            Sometimes adding the fourth … or even fifth option to Lewis’ little Trilema reveals the necessary truth.
            Therefore, fool or phantasm are perfectly legitimate options, don’t you agree?

          • Definition of phantasm
            1 :a product of fantasy: such as
            a :delusive appearance :illusion
            b :ghost, specter
            c :a figment of the imagination
            2 :a mental representation of a real object

            Definition of fool
            1 :a person lacking in judgment or prudence – Only a fool would ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet.
            2 a :a retainer (see 1retainer 1) formerly kept in great households to provide casual entertainment and commonly dressed in motley with cap, bells, and bauble
            b :one who is victimized or made to appear foolish :dupe – History has made fools of many rash prophets.
            3 a :a harmlessly deranged person or one lacking in common powers of understanding
            b :one with a marked propensity or fondness for something – a dancing fool – a fool for candy
            4 :a cold dessert of pureed fruit mixed with whipped cream or custard

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  3. I believe God has gifted you with excellent eye site. I think when we really start to believe God’s Word over mans, we see that fear, judgment, and condemnation is often disguised as faith, love, and grace. Thank you God that He doesn’t want us to stay in such a state of confusion and fear. “Be still an know that He Is God” and we know if He said it, He meant it. He has given us His Word!

    • Thank you! And your words caught my attention:

      “I think when we really start to believe God’s Word over mans, we see that fear, judgment, and condemnation is often disguised as faith, love, and grace.”

      It has a simplicity, resonance and truth I have not seen described so eloquently, nor so concisely. If you allow – I feel Him stirring those words within me.

      • If we are in Him, but still believe we are not enough, what hope is left for us. And if we believe His love is not enough where are we left to turn. We are in oneness with His, but to often still see ourselves as separate. So Around and around the mountain we go till we come to finally come to end of ourselves and decided to stand on His Word.

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