I believe this with my whole heart, mind, and soul.
This faith of mine is not because it’s how I was raised, what I was told to think, or even because I think it’s right and good.
Down to my marrow, I’ve experienced this truth for myself. I’ve felt and witnessed life transforming power.
It didn’t happen in church or because I go to church. What so many call “church” today is a mere shell. Bricks, sticks, alters, pews, in the end are simply that. Sometimes what happens in this arena is hurtful, filled with hate, and dishonorable. And other times that building is a safe haven.
The difference occurs in the unseen territory of the human heart. And it’s not because of goodness or some unattainable perfection. Raw, real hearts full of sin and seeking divine forgiveness is the secret of real church and real Faith.