What might we be doing in our churches that are making people sick? Where does the road of our good intentions lead?
Christmas can evoke a lot of wonderful memories filled with wonder and delight. But it can also carry a sense of loss...or more accurately, maybe, a sense of what could be but isn't yet.
There is nothing coercive about this kind of love. Nothing about it screams, “accept me or else!”
Maybe, rather than waiting to hear what God is calling us to, we should do what excites us most and allow God to bless it.
In my home church, we have a beautiful Christmas tradition of lining the altar with white poinsettias for our Christmas services. The bright blooms set against the greenery and lighting of the season makes for a stunning display. It is a gorgeous visual invitation into a very special experience of worship. It is an elegant, … Continue reading When our cures make people sick