Could this be how Christ and our pastor feel about us on Sundays? With hectic schedules, 100 channels, 24-hour news, Facebook, Twitter, and endless Youtube videos, our minds are kept continuously shifting. To keep our attention, many churches feel compelled to offer fast-paced services packed with videos, dance, and ear jarring music.
However, in a recent Christianity Today article, Richard Foster (author of best selling Celebration Of Discipline) suggests that silence and solitude are among the most important spiritual disciplines for today. Unfortunately, these disciplines are thought of as impractical extras for the super Christian. Not so!
William Penn said,”Religion doesn’t take us out of the world. But it pushes us into the world and excites our endeavors to mend the world.” I believe that this practical endeavor could create substance often missing in the fast-paced, consumer-oriented church.
What if we believed that every day was a serious walk with Jesus to mend the world?
Could it drive us to deeper reflection and make us better dates on Sundays…and maybe even on Fridays?