This Week in Church: Doing Things, Not Talking About Doing Things. Doing Things.

Welcome to the series wherein I share my takeaways from church. The things that, I think, are beneficial to all of us to know or think about, whether or not we believe in any church-related things. It's been a while!

I think that church can teach things that are beneficial to everyone, whether or not we believe in church-related things.

This week in church we talked about doing things, not talking about doing things.

According to this week's sermon (and I do agree), Jesus wasn't generally going on about what we should believe, but what we would do instead. He was really into participation. In Jesus' class, it's all participation marks. He was trying to start a new way of life, not a philosophy.

It's not about sitting around and thinking about being good, philosophizing about goodness, or anything else. It's about doing the things that are good.

This week in church we talked about storms.

ALSO, Jesus talks about weathering storms. Getting through the hard times in life. And how you're going to be much better at it if you have been PRACTICING the different things he taught.

So maybe if you are well-practiced at compassion, generosity, reconciliation, forgiveness, humbleness, and living in COMMUNITY you will be better prepared to get through the rough patches in life than those of us who just sat around chatting about those concepts.

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