Saturday, April 07, 2007

that friday feeling


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Originally uploaded by JP1984.

Amongst the hustle and bustle of life at the moment I feel that it was important to take space yesterday and reflect on ‘Good Friday’.

Typically I am behind to the point of almost missing the boat, but nonetheless I would like to share the poignant image from yesterday’s session in church, and refer to a couple of verses from John’s Gospel.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
(Joh 3:16-17 ESV)

You may have seen the news this week which highlighted the fact that many people claim to be ‘Christian’ and yet never attend church. Perhaps you are one of them.

Church attendance figures aside, there are clearly a lot of ignorant people, who are clueless about what it means to be a Christian. Are you one of them? Are you one of those for whom the very mention of church is uncomfortable; for whom it conjures up misconceptions and makes you put up barriers? Would you rather not think about the wider issues in the hope that they will all go away, and that we’ll all live happily ever after?

Why not take the opportunity to think for yourself and get off the fence?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, hope your having a good holiday. I think Church is more of a social thing to many people and that just showing up at church is no indication of someones commitment to a faith.
Another thing that seems apparent is that many churches are selling out to make themselves seem more accessible rather then stick to bible-based principles. The low attendances themselves may be more of an indication of disillusionment.