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May 26th, 2010 No Comments

Church doesn’t have to be a Bible beating.

I’ve been going to church every Sunday recently for several reasons.*  One thing I really appreciate is the Pastor’s way of applying the scripture to everyday life and making it practical instead of preaching some holier-than-thou propaganda.  Here’s how I see it:  the lessons of the Bible are basic tenets we should live by to be good people. For example, I’ll use a passage from Chris’ sermon today:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” — Galatians 5:22

Pretty straightforward.  This was the intro to his main message which focused on the beginning of Galatians 6 – we should help carry each other’s burdens without judgement because we too make mistakes and struggle all the time.

So just by listening, a person (whether faithful or not) can renew their sense of virtue as a human.  If you are a believer, it’s a double win for you.  Your heart is filled with  positive energy, you have a righteous path to follow, AND the grace of God.

It’s just nice to be in a place where every. single. person. WANTS to be there, hear a lesson that will refresh their senses, and spread good will to other people, you know?  Where else does this happen?  I’ll tell you this much, it wasn’t in the churches I grew up in.  But that’s another story.

(*I do not to discuss my personal life, religion, or politics on this blog.  Thank you for respecting my privacy.)

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