This Week in Church: Moving On and Being Seen

Welcome to the series wherein I share my take-aways 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.

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This week in church, we talked about moving on.


It's the story in the Bible about the followers after Jesus has been crucified but has not yet risen. In their minds, they have gone through a terrible disappointment. Not only is their friend and leader dead, but the movement they had given their lives up for was also dead. Everything was gone. So what did they do? They were on the road heading home, going back to put their lives back together.

It struck me how, after these huge events, whether they are massively disappointing or thrilling, our lives may have been temporarily overturned, but now they are the only thing waiting for us, so we go back. Back to our jobs. Back to our homes. Back to everything that was before. Often the only difference is that we feel different. And that's just... a thing. In life.

This week in church, we talked about being seen.


Again, in that same story, the disciples are met by a resurrected Jesus on the road, but they don't recognize him. The point was made that even though they couldn't see Jesus, they were being seen by him.

This stuck with me: how often in our lives are we unable to see that we are being seen? When do we feel ignored, alone, lonely, isolated, and unseen by others but really they are there with us, all along?


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