WE can’t do this alone

“We are church cause we can’t do this alone” said Jeff Mathis during his sermon on Sunday and I couldn’t agree more!  We are not alone, we have each other and that has been comforting for me in the darkest of times and in the most illuminating times. Church is one of the few places left in the world, maybe even the only place that inter-generational  communication happens. We have divided ourselves in so many ways its unbelievable – we are divided by sexuality, gender, age, race, the list goes on! Yes, we are divided by Sunday School groups at church, but it is a blessing to stand in a pulpit, look out and see different colors of hair, wrinkles, no wrinkles, frigidity children and crying babies all on the same pew! It’s a bigger blessing to see a church that is truly a family working together in Christian community to Gods eyes, ear, and mouth in a community.
 We can’t do this alone, because we can’t save the world, but we can offer small glimpses into what the Kingdom of Heaven looks like, yes we are that powerful when we serve our communities and one another. See it’s the small glimpse that offer transformation, if you get what I’m saying.
We can’t do this alone, because being Christian connects to something that is larger than ourselves that words don’t do justice when trying to explain. 
We can’t do this alone, because overtime Christians have split into many denominations while differing in beliefs we all can agree that we follow Christ and share his concern for the world. 
We can’t do this alone, because we need one another in the good and bad. 
We can’t do this alone, because we are the body of Christ and the body has many members! 
We can’t do this alone, because…(you fill in the blank) 

I could go on and on about why we can’t do this alone, instead I leave you with the beautiful words of  Blest Be the Tie… 

Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds…

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