Most of us have all been through a Church “break up”. You know what I mean. The Pastor that you know and love mysteriously doesn’t show up one Sunday. There is an announcement at the end of the Service stating the Pastor has resigned. Please pray for him and his family. And please don’t ask questions.
It happens quite often in a place that should be a safe haven. A place where your children are dedicated, baptized and often married. The Church. Over two thousand years old, yet still an infant. Not yet mature enough to get along with everyone in the sand box. A place I will call Heartbreak Hotel.
Wake up Church! Can’t you see the pain and path of destruction that you are causing. What you say and what you do leaves lasting scars. Your congregation has real people with real feelings. Every time we slay one of our own in “Jesus’s Name” we tear down the Body. Brothers and Sisters go away heart broken and may never come back to our sacred halls. Why does Church have to be so hard? Are we really doing the will of God?
This last Mother’s Day, we had four Church Denominations represented at the dinner table. Each one of them had some sort of conflict stirring. It makes me wonder if the Church will survive another 2000 years. How do we stop this revolving door. How do we prevent this heartbreak in the Church?
Jesus. This life, this World has to be about Jesus. He came to seek and save the Lost. You say that you are not lost. Maybe. We must love one another and get along together. We are only strong when we work together. Jesus came with forgiveness and love wrapped in mercy and grace. Why can’t we do the same?
” I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”