18 May 2016

Meat and Bones – Church

Greetings Dear Reader,

One cannot discuss the church without considering that its history is full of failures and atrocities.  I would submit that we do not have the capacity to fail to fail.  We are fallen and flawed. 

The reason that the church does these things is that it puts human things above the divine.  When we begin to focus on things that are not part of the Gospel we find ourselves using and abusing others to accomplish our purposes.

The church is supposed to be known for its service and love.  It is to be seen as an imprint of Christ.  Everything about what we do is supposed to be for the purpose of helping others and showing love.  Anything else is either gravy or bones.

Too often we put the social and political aspects of the church ahead of the Gospel.  The church is vital and has a necessary place in the lives of Christ followers.  When it steps out of the intended role there will always be problems.

I must assure that I never give up on the church.  I must also assure that I do not embrace things that are outside of the Gospel just because a church says to do so.  If Christ is not the center then the path is skewed and the journey in peril.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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