also in soul graffiti, mark scandrette proposes "experiments" at the end of each chapter. here is one that piqued my interest...
most of us have looked around the religious landscape and wondered, "why can't it be different than it is?" on a sheet of paper, brainstorm ten words you would use to describe your dream faith community. if you can imagine it, maybe it can happen. what can you do to take the first step to initiate it?
maybe i like lists (well, i know that i like lists), so i immediately made a list. i also was curious as to what ten words would come to mind first.
funny, looking back at this list (which i made over a week ago), i now have new words come to mind...
when i think about my list, i realize that the list i created is what i want myself to be.
imagine if what we all wanted from our church, WE, the church, were willing to live. every day. with no fear, only faith.
"for whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." matthew 16:25
let's get lost.