In efforts to be inclusive I am referring to The Church as the place in your life that is your sanctuary. You may look at this in the tradition context of a religious organization or destination or you may look at this as a more personal or intimate destination in your life.
Regardless whether you believe in God or not, regardless if you’re a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu or whatever; the intent of the message is difficult to disparage. Many of the people within The Church of today may say these things, but don’t practice any of the things mentioned in this video. Now is not the time to discuss all of them, but I would like to ask a simple question of you.
My church is _________.
- an inviting place
- a safe place
- a place of forgiveness
- a merciful place
- accepting of who I am
- relatable to me
- one of the most creative and inspiring place I go
- a place where I can use my talents and help others
- a place of healing
- that extra support that is sometimes hard to ask for
Can you truthfully say any of these things with sustainable evidence to verify your claims about Your Church?
I’m sure some will offer the typical ‘church response’ and say that their church is all of these things and a bag of chips, but the test of it’s truth should be found within you when I visit ‘your church’, because the church is you.