Friday, March 7, 2014

Movement not Location

It is amazing to hear that people I worship with every Sunday still aren't sure why we are part of a church, a worshiping gathering of people. This day and age, it seems that people live into church by going TO a location to worship and then leaving to go back TO their real lives. This is strange to me as going to church, as we call it, really means visiting a gathering of believers for the purpose of REFUELING so that you can GO OUT into the world to be the living light of Christ's love. The church is really a Launchpad for people to go into the world they are already part of and live intentionally as Disciples right there where God has called them.

This understanding of church energizes me like little else and is the root of my joy in faith. For church to dissolve its identity as a location and people to live into Christ's Movement really is the core of why I believe I am here. It's action. It's motion, emotion. It's life. It's word and deed. It's really living. Who wouldn't want to be part of a movement like this? In fact, I would go as far to say that I can't see anything in Jesus's message that would not be attractive to people. What is so revolting to people in this culture and history is the pain that has been created by the location called "The church". The Pain that was created by people defining and confining God.

This video brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it. I hope you feel this joy and the flutter of spiritual knowing when you see it too. Move.