06 September 2010
What if for one year we took a hiatus from politics? What if the entire evangelical church across the U.S.A took a one year pledge to abstain from watching, talking, blogging, or attending anything politically related? What if we said not this year? This year we’ve got some realignment to do. What if instead we decided that for one year we would zip it politically and consecrate ourselves for the intended purpose of focusing on how to be the church? I wonder if the renewal we so desire in America might actually begin to birth as the churches light begins to get cleaned up.
How about instead pouring ourselves into coming along side the poor, practicing true authentic community, reversing the divorce rate by loving and leading our families better, and practicing radical generosity with our next door neighbors? What if we exclusively decided to sanctify ourselves to be the collective beautiful bride that Christ so longs for? What if we turned our conversation and pontificating about “how bad America is, where it’s going and what rights we are losing” to an impassioned internal church conversation about “what shalom does God want us to bring, what love does God what us to extend, what fears does God want us to address, what impurities does God wants us to unearth?” What if we did this on a local level in our local churches? I can only dream.