So my mind running parallel avenues. That of today and of a song ‘Re-birth’ by Ignate which surprisingly due to style, somehow found it’s way into the favourable.
An elaboration on some of what I wrote earlier…
rebirth my faith to child like
Went to Paul’s church today, for gush mission spot thing. Tij, Cathy and Prowdy also there.
Interestingly I most enjoyed being in a ‘non-disfunctional’ church (all churches are to a certain extent, but yeah). It was like it should be. Maybe I’ve never really connected with WPC (my church) properly. I love the place, the people – those I still know. I like it for memories sake but it’s not working for me anymore. I might wear critical lenses, having been a part of it for so long… It’s missed something. Maybe it’s the community aspect. You see them Sunday and that’s it. I miss that, surrounded by community for most of my life 24-7 to nothing.
Differences: the older people enjoyed themselves, there was genuine…joy, worship. A freedom WPC lacks.
I feel constricted.
and at the moment I don’t really know what to do about it.
Change churches is the obvious, but to where? Is that what you want?
So they are kicking the ___’s out of church. Strange really. They’ve been there so long, and I never knew. Yeah I saw them walk out of church that time… and names mentioned in passing. 3 years it’s been going on. I don’t understand how people can get in and intentionally work to create factions in a church because of their dislike of the pastor, changes etc… Christianity – what about living it?
Lunch at La Porchetta’s… I think that’s pizza of some variety 3 days in a row now, didn’t mind to much. Then found a park near the Murrabanong (sp?) river. Dry but beautiful. Prowdy led us on some bush bash… explore the area thing. Was good.
Encouraged to hear about gush/merge stuff first hand. Emails and MSN really don’t do ideas justice… made some things clearer. Good to hang out with them all (understating the ‘all’ but anyway)
…to be daring
rebirth my faith to childlike
and God to know you and find my sufficency in you.
2 Cor 5:6-10
6Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7We live by faith, not by sight. 8We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
misread ^ … an out of context thing, the body as the Church. Thought provoking.
2 Cor 5:17-21
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
and so to end a highly disjointed sequence of thoughts, boring day details and stuff.
stuff is good.