Being There As The Church and As A People
This morning in church my pastor talked about being present in order to make change in a world full of chaos. What I mean by this is our world needs people who are active and want to be the change they want to see.
The world is broken and needs healing. As we have seen with temple shootings, movie theatre shootings and other horrible events we have to come together. God is there in all situations. We may ask why he allows things to happen such as evil, I think we should say he is there when it happens and will give us comfort. People make the choice to do violence and mayhem but people need to come together to make a difference.
The church NEEDS to be the church. Not to worry about our institution but to make a stand in a world of need and pain. We have to show love and to be there for those who are lost. Showing God’s love means being there to do it in body and soul.
People of faith and those who don’t believe can join hands to stand in the gap and to shield our world from those who do evil things. As John Lennon once sang “Give Peace A Chance”.