"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Saturday, January 15, 2011

In conversations with several different people lately, a common theme seems to keep reoccurring. It is apathy they feel regarding the Sunday morning event. There is no excitement, passion or desire. There is this “ho hum” feeling of walking through life. I know exactly how they feel because I feel it. It is not that these people are passive in their faith or church. They invest themselves and they are feeling empty…nothing is being put back in. The more I thought about it, the more I realized you can invest everything of yourself and never get anything in return in a large church setting (no, not always the case I am ready to admit). But in the small group setting you often get back what you put in. The problem is a lot of people do not have time for small group fellowship. I’m not trying to be critical, it is just a fact. Lives are busy. Families are pulled in multiple directions, something has to give. And often it is what is most needed that is sacrificed. I don’t’ know if it is our own selfish/sinful nature that allows this or satan pushing us in that direction. Either way, the outcome is the same. We make time for the Sunday morning event even though we walk away feeling nothing. So what is the answer? I have my ideas, but what are yours? What should we expect?

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