Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Conclusion of a "prodigal church"

I have been writing for the past month about Tim Keller's book, "The Prodigal God". I hope that I have highlighted that all of us need God for the same basic reason - forgiveness. Whether we have been faithful members of a church for our entire life or whether we have avoided that building at all cost - we all need God because we are sinners and we cannot live apart from his grace. God's love for us knows no bounds and yet most of us 'churched' folk forget that and try to create boundaries around our church property, our homes, and our families that keep 'us' in and 'them' out. God does not want us to do that. God wants us, with wisdom, to be boundless in our faith. He wants us to allow his love to work through us and encompass the entire globe, not just those folks who think, look and act like we do.

Let's pray for a change within our own hearts that we are able to do this.


"My commandment is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12