Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Sunday Meditation

Today we attended service at a church that had experienced breakdown and "family" conflict. They had the wisdom to call upon help and employed a transitional pastor to lead them on a 13 month journey to  rediscover who they are in Christ, individually and as a congregation.

He guided them in redreaming and defining their vision. Now the time for release has come. He released a healthy body to fulfill their mission as a church. They released him to another congregation in need of his special skills of healing.

During their year of self-discovery, one of the questions they had to explore was what are people looking for in a church? In his sermon, Pastor made three statements so simple and profound that I had to write them down. I suspect that he was not only addressing the congregation's recent story, but was painting a broader stroke of thought in reflection of last week's ruling from the Supreme Court.

Is there love there?

Is there grace there?

Can I really sit there on the Lord's Day...

                                                                                                and find peace for my soul?

When it's all said and done, isn't that really what we're all looking for?

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