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Level Ground October 4, 2012

Posted by worshipconvergence in Christianity, Church, devotional, Leadership, ministry.
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The ground is level at the foot of the cross.” I walk downhill to get to church and then navigate the mounds and pedestals mounted by the various VIP members and guests; those visiting for the first time because of some outreach event that was aimed at them. those wealthy who buy their way into priority, those 20 to 40 year-old married couples trying to have kids, who are important because according to the pastor, “a thriving church, on paper, has more christenings than funerals per year.”

The ground is level at the foot of the cross.” Its not supposed to matter if you’re male or female, old or young, married or single, barren or fertile, rich or poor. What does matter is that we’re supposed to belong to each other, share our burdens with each other, care for each other, lift each other up, encourage each other to live upright and righteous lives, confront and gently correct sin, deterring each other from using salvation as an excuse to do wicked things. What is not supposed to matter does, and what does matter does not.

The ground is level at the foot of the cross.” I am not married. I have no income. When I do its not much. And, I’ve been here before. I am not new to this place.

The ground is level at the foot of the cross.” I walk downhill to get to church and then navigate the mounds and pedestals mounted by the various VIP members and guests, and I realize just how far away from the cross I’ve wandered, this church has been relocated from the foot of the cross to where the ground is not level.

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