Thursday, February 14, 2008

Worth Stopping to Look At...

When was the last time you were out-and-about and you saw something that arrested your attention? Often, it takes quite a jolt in the midst of our busied and fast paced got to get to the next thing lives for our attention to be apprehended. Simply put, there are many things we have become immune to seeing and co-existing with. We drive by run down houses and buildings and swerve around the superabundance of post-snow plowed potholes in the wake of yet another Lake Effect snow, all without thinking twice of when they will be upgraded and fixed. Life is full of these types of things...

Recently I saw a video that got me thinking about how all too often the Church is one of those buildings that can easily be driven past without second thought as to what really happens in there... Without any mysterious wonder of the divine presence invading our earthly and temporal space with the power to transform humanity...

The origin of the Church was saturated with a deep sense of community and oneness. In part, it was these attributes that throughout history have arrested the attention of the known world.

I can envision a people, who authentically express their Christian Spirituality in the context of community that is saturated with such a mysterious presence that the world will wonder as to what is going on and how long has this been happening...

This community of people, known as the Church, will simply be something worth stopping to look at...






"His intent was that now,
through the church,
the manifold wisdom of God should be made known
to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
according to his eternal purpose that
he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord."

(Ephesians 3:10-11)

1 comment:

Robb said...

Great video. I wonder if they used that as a springboard to share the gospel in some way?