Faith in the raw. A United Methodist Certified Lay Servant (aka Speaker, aka Preacher) blogging the Revised Common Lectionary as a spiritual discipline, with other random thoughts thrown in.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Love Letter To The Church:
How can we thank God enough for you, given all the joy we have because of you before our God? Night and day, we pray more than ever to see all of you in person and to complete whatever you still need for your faith.Now may our God and Father himself guide us on our way back to you.May the Lord cause you to increase and enrich your love for each other and for everyone in the same way as we also love you.May the love cause your hearts to be strengthened, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his people. Amen.
(1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; The Common English Bible)
Sometimes, my little church can be a pain in the butt.
Sometimes, The Church is a bigger pain in the Butt.
Sometimes, I forget to love my church and His Church.
Sometimes, the churches love themselves too much.
Sometimes, The Church forgets to love itself enough.