Monday, February 9, 2015

How About You?

 

Something to think about...Let's pretend for just a minute that churches are like hospitals for "sinners". So let's say we have this super cool new hospital, with a great aesthetic, state of the art technology, all of these great programs in place, a great staff, but they spread the word in hushed tones around the community that they really only want people to come in if you are just a little sick. You know, the run of the mill stuff like a headache, cold, hay fever. Now let's pretend that our city happens to have several of these hospitals! How convenient right? It's great! You get a cold or something dignified like that and you stop in, no lines, no waiting, and they fix you right up! You go home supercharged! But then one day you are being an idiot and texting while driving (totally undignified) and you hit a tree head on. You are dying, barely breathing, you can feel your life slipping from you, but no hospitals will take you. They don't take hard cases like yours. They would have to get extra staff, get better educated on trauma, it would be messy, and hard, and people may feel bad about having to see someone that way.....they think you are just too broken. I don't want to be that church, I don't even want to be that kind of home. I want a sign on MY door that says "The Broken are Welcome Here". How about you?

 

 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow

Alisa said...
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Dawn said...

yes

Anonymous said...

WOW. Hope you don't mind I have shared this with my pastor and my co-worker. It is so good to hear from you. I know how busy you are but our posts are always so uplifting and truly missed when they are not available.

God peace and blessing

Pegi G.

Renata said...

Yes. Me too