Food for Thought

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  1. My husband showed this to me the other day and I loved it! This is what he and I have been trying to explain to people for years now. One of my husband’s good friends who is also a pastor recently wrote a book called “Steeple Envy” which is all about the same kind of stuff – how the church has gotten so obsessed with money and big their congregation is that it has forgotten its true purpose: to show Jesus through love. Thank you for sharing this, Myndi.

  2. Wonderful post, Myndi. Like the young man in this video, I believe spirituality is a personal connection rather than a building. I attend church, but not all those who do are truly spiritual. Nor are most of my conversation with God held within the confines of a building.

  3. Yes, I love this!
    I love church–the true meaning (groups of Jesus lovin’ people hanging out, praying, and trying to figure out how to be more like Jesus). Let’s just hang the cultural, traditional, historical religion out to dry.

  4. I have felt this way for a very long time and been calling myself spiritual for just as long. Thank you for sharing Myndi. It’s simply beautiful and I love it. Made me all emotional and stuff.

    • I think this resonates with so many of us because we’ve seen first-hand just how destructive structured religion – something that often claims to be a safe haven – can be. Like he said, the Church Jesus came to ‘build’ was always meant to be a hospital for the sick, broken, and hurting (aka, each of us) – not a museum for the holy.

  5. Stunning and I love the music behind it. Like Debra, this has been my thought for a long, long time. I won’t say I’m Christian, but that I believe in God and what’s good, not in structured religion. I’ve lost a few friends over the years because of this, but I also have fab friends who are devout Catholics and lovingly refer to me as their heathen friend.

    • Oh, Tameri, it makes me so sad to hear of lost friendships! I so hate the idea of anybody putting structured religion before a soul-to-soul relationship. Buildings crumble, organizations dismantle and go away, but souls are forever and ever. Nothing is more important than the relationships we make along the way.

      Love you, sweet girl!

      • Aw, thanks! It’s all good for the friendships that went astray. They couldn’t handle that they wouldn’t see me in heaven ~ won’t they be surprised when I show up!

        Those Catholic ladies? Some of the wildest and crazy friends I have!

  6. Wow, that’s powerful! I share similar thoughts as Debra and Tameri. I consider myself a spiritual person, not a religious person. I believe in God (or Gods) and I believe that having faith, in anything, is a powerful motivator. Too many people hide behind their “religious” facade. Crimes are commited under the auspice of religion.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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