Friday, 24 February 2012
Celebrate What You Are
One of our problems in the mainline denominations in these early years of the 21st century is that we are too good at saying too much about what we can't do. We bemoan our lacks. It is perfectly appropriate that we should challenge ourselves, but we would do better to focus more on what we have achieved and what is within possibility. Of course, there are things at which we have failed. Of course, we have not done all we should, or been all we should. But why do we focus so much on these things? It is also true that today's church is doing a lot of really good stuff. Let us celebrate what we are and what we have done and, instead of beating ourselves up about what we can't do, let's get on with what we can - because it is rather likely for that to be what God is calling us to do.