This is the question that's been bothering me for quite some time.
Being a preachers kid, I was raised in church. My life has always revolved around church. I know my way in and out, and even know how to keep cranky old church women happy with me when I choose to. Though I'm learning that I "choose to" less and less every day.
I want to do the right thing. 100%, all the time. No if's, and's, but's or exceptions to the rule.
Which makes it all the harder when, in trying to do the right thing, I question the one thing that has been solidly 'right' all my life.
Is going to church the right thing to do?
Would Jesus go to church?
Would Jesus be welcome at your church?
If Jesus walked in and said all the shocking things he typically told the standard 'Christians", would your church ask Him to leave?
I'm still on this home church kick. I'm challenged in home church, I'm held more accountable by home church, and I'm pushing harder into God lately with home church. In the round the dinner table gatherings I've gotten to experience, I honestly wouldn't trade them for anything. And this is only the beginning. As people get more comfortable I'm starting to dream about where it could go.
But then, I have those same dreams for the 'church' I attend on Sundays.
My great big God feels shrunk.
And I don't know how to unshrink Him. I know there's more, and I'm searching. What would Jesus do?