Church is Like a Hospital
This is the latest blog post from my favorite blogger and describes my take on church and religion. Some people seem to survive and be good effective people without it. Some of us can’t. Jesus came for the sick, weak, needy, and sinful. And I am in need of grace in all of those areas.
Sitting in church today, grumpy and petrified for Steven’s future, I barely listened to the sermon. During my mind meanderings, I heard Pastor suggest we all think of church as a hospital for those with broken peace. Yes, that is me! Broken peace! I started listening more closely, and he was speaking to ME! To paraphrase the sermon, church welcomes everyone looking for peace. Everyone is living their lives often faced with many challenges, tragedies, illnesses, possible prejudices against them and sadness. As much as I would like to think so, life is not all daisies and sunshine. Steven’s life sucks, and will continue to suck. How/why that happened or why God would “let” that happen is of no consequence. It happened. It is.
My peace was restored when I realized that in the scheme of this whole eternal universe, the time spent on earth is only a drop in…
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