To preachers and teachers of the Word:
The real world can simplify things quickly. Read the news lately. When bills are stacked high and rent is due or a patient codes or you’re under enemy fire or you have a ten second interview with the press, you do not throw CORRECT DOCTRINE on top of this to make sure you’re doing it right. A full-time working, full-time schooling, middle-aged divorcee does not also throw “church and QT and small group and outreach” on top of an already busy schedule.
That’s how most everyday people see the religion-thing: like one more task on top of the tedious humdrum of life. They forget when life gets exhausting, we have a Gracious Rest instead of a spiritual parole officer. People are leaving the church because they see the pathetic bickering over secondary garbage. They need less of us and more of Him.
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