I wonder if the money spent on the large venue is the best use of the resources provided to the church. Not only do you have the expense of building the large venue, there is also a large increase of the maintenance and operating budgets to support the building.
It is easy to get our knickers in a twist over current events. It is easy to get caught up in the rhetoric of whichever political party seems to better fit our predisposition.. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder if things will ever stabilize or get better.
I recently became aware of the term “cancel culture.” The term is new to me but the idea behind it is not. I have experienced this, and unfortunately, I usually have experienced this in the church.
Did God really say that when a vow is taken, it must be fulfilled to the fullest extent of our ability?
It would be great if there was a world where injustice never happened. That world will not come about by the church or any other group taking up a political cause or trying to start a social movement.
We need to be ever vigilant against our inner Pharisee.
I am thankful for the words of Jesus in John 8, when he told the woman caught in sin, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.”
The question is how can we be courageous when we don’t really feel that way?