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"I"

There is no "I" in church. Yet somehow we have allowed the consumer mentality of our culture permeate how we view, encounter and approach church. Many people even say when looking for a church that they are "church shopping." We look to see what the church can offer to us (I have looked to see what the church can offer me.)
The problem with this is that it exemplifies the individuals. Church is about community and it is about service. Christ Jesus came to serve rather than to be served. Church then should be approached with the intent of how we can serve God. How can we be part of the community we call church through our service, should be our guiding question.

Forgiveness

Desmund Tuto wrote "Forgiveness does not mean 'forgive and forget.' It stares the beast in the eye, names the hurt, and refuses to return it, seeking not to punish, but to heal." Enough said ... words to live by.