Where is the place
that you most associate with the following:
I know that the answers
given to these questions by the average Australian would not include the
church very often. The sad part is that I suspect that very few Christians
would answer "the Church" either. And yet who is more creative than
our God? Who has expressed greater passion than Jesus and his followers?
Who calls for higher standards of excellence, whilst at the same time demonstrating
genuine acceptance and love than Jesus? Who reveals greater truth,
encourages us to take risks, seeks to transform our lives, gives real meaning
to life than God Himself, whilst at the same time generating a wide diversity
of expression of His character? Ought not the church be such a place
High standards of excellence?
Acceptance and love?
Life transforming events?
This will only come
as we are all willing to offer ourselves to the work of the Church - the
work of the kingdom here in this place. No one person can generate
this, only God's people working together.
Wouldn't it be great
to be known for these things? Wouldn't it please God?!