It was never in my plan to belong to the group of the Once- Churched people. In a way that building is till ‘my’ church, and I love the friends I have who still attend. Reading this shed a bit of insight to me on why I no longer feel as though I belong there. Thank you for this blog. This was written by blogger John Pavlovitz.
It’s for those of you who are part of a faith community every week; a physical place where you usually find yourself on Sundays. You come there willingly, expectantly, and in that place you receive encouragement and find community and feel acceptance, and where you regularly experience moments of challenge and inspiration and joy.
You feel at home there in that building, connected to those people, confident in the creeds you recite there, comforted by the songs you sing together. The sum total of what you find in that place makes you certain that God exists and makes that God feel close enough to touch. Your presence there on the inside of it all makes you better. It leaves you feeling lighter. It takes your faith deeper.
If that describes you, I celebrate what you’ve found and what you feel and what you have, because it is well worth celebrating.
But what you…
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