Being a pastor means sometimes telling people what they don’t want to hear, but need to.
Straddling the very blurred line between coming off as a self righteous twat…and the other line of being a wobbling jelly fish desperatly seeking to osmosis itself into everyones good books.
Today I took a little step in the direction of the srt..hopefully it was not a step that was over balanced.
I questioned someone who was focused on the way something was being done, rather than focusing on the depth of meaning behind the ritual. Seriously….worship in its its many forms calls us to remember, worship and commune with Christ.
As someone who seeks to facilitate an environment where people can come and commune together, you dont always get it right.
Examples? Mispelt words, music thats either innapropriate or distracting rather than enhancing, a message which has an ‘off’ illustration, a neighbours lawnmower…things you can and should control, and things you cannot. If someone can be distracted, then they might be.
But as some point, mature Christians need to be told….focus on Christ.