Occassionally thoughts hit me and because I update my status regularly on Facebook, I’ll put something up that is original with me that just reflects where I am and what I’m thinking.
This post from Feb 6 has surprised me for how many others picked up on it and where it is has appeared since then. I guess we never know what will resonate with others. Anyway, here it is as it appeared on Feb 6 as a status update.
Institutional Christianity often seeks to resolve hurts by encouraging those within the system to ignore, minimize or deny them. This often leads to shallow, distant relationships where conformity is valued over honesty. Reality in the midst of fellowship is often messy. Without it however, there is no true fellowship and sadly many settle for the illusion offered that “niceness” equals “relationship.”