Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Church

I haven't been this transparent on this blog in a while.  

Went to the Boston Faith & Justice Network's Gratitude Economy: Gratitude & Creation tonight at Park Street Church, at which Shane Claiborne was the main speaker.


I'm sick of "hearing."  

My feelings can be summed up by two songs:

In the spirit of the first song, I'm frustrated.  I've "heard" it all.  Been in the classroom.  Read the books.  Sat in the discussion groups.  Blogged.  Thought about it (a lot).  Discussed it...none of it's satisfied what I believe it means to be in Christian community together.  Sure, I do the one-on-one loving in the sense of the Great Commandment(s) (though certainly I have a lot more to be).  But I want to be part of a group of people doing the same...

In the spirit of the second song, I know I can't just give up.  It's so tempting to move away to northern Vermont and live where I won't be distracted by the things around here (though certainly I'd find distractions there too), and to, in the words of Mother Teresa, "Find my own Calcutta" up there.

I don't know...I'm not sure any of this is coherent.

The grass is always greener, right?

"If  you love Me, you will love the Church."


  1. thanks bro...i'm with ya on it...lets keep searching and hoping...

  2. You don't know me and I'm only 50/50 certain of who you are/might be, but I want you to know this post is stolen right from my head. What to do? When? How? Why? It all makes me so excited and soooo frustrated at the same time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and heart.