Written after a conversation with a friend about empty, poisonous church antics. It burned my biscuits.
I don’t want to do church.
I don’t want to play church.
I am the Church.
The Church is me.
It has to breathe.
It has to be.
It has to reach beyond what my eyes can see.
It has to feel the Truth in front of me and slay the dragons I have yet to defeat.
I still have victory over the enemy, but I fight for the prize of the high calling, while boxing these rabid thoughts behind my eyes…
Everyday, I rise.
I am the Church.
I am the walking, living, breathing mouthpiece of the most high God.
I inhale His goodness and exhale His obedience.
He is in me and I in Him.
So, I am His hands.
I am His feet.
I am everything He created me to be
I’m tired of noise in sanctuaries filled with hungry souls.
I’m tired of watching aching bodies leave with gaping holes.
I’m sick of seeing the sick and tired, dying inside pretending to be inspired.
I’m sick of boils bubbling from despair.
A round of applause for everyone on stage
for everyone engaged in cinematic display.
I’m not looking for actors to fill a role.
I’m looking for the Church
the boundaries drawn with blood stained veins
the lines that separate the road from the Way.
Do not tempt me with your tinkling cymbals.
Do not entice me with your exclusivity,
But draw me in with Love unscathed
Draw me in with the beauty of His Name
Draw me close to heal my pain
Rain motivation on me
Protect me with your arms of prayer
Don’t manipulate my heartstrings and tell me you care.
Bottom out with me at the feet of Jesus.
Let our souls pour into His Hands until He feeds us
His joy, His love, His strength, His faith.
I’m not interested if it’s any other way.
I am the Church and so are you.
If we can’t be real,
then who are you?
I was always taught that Church was a hospital and an oasis for all to leave better than they arrived. Unfortunately, this isn’t happening every week. Instead, we attend as spectators of a traditional requirement or as mindless participants of a circus act. In a way, we have become conditioned to be churchified.
What do you think?