Today the church left the building and went out to serve.
Little Flock, where Sweet William and I go each week to worship and to learn, went into the community, putting hands and feet to what we preach and teach. And what we preach and teach is Jesus.
Jesus called us to love like He did. We, His followers, are to do more than just gather weekly at a building. In fact, the church is not the facility where we meet, not the brick and mortar. The church is the people.
Today, we acted like the church and participated in Operation Inasmuch.
Teams went to build a deck, to clean up homes and schools grounds. Others prepared treats for our civil servants and bus drivers. Children wrote thank you notes and big people filled back packs with school supplies. So many people were doing the work of Jesus, not just talking about it.
If we are to live like Jesus, then let us do what Jesus did, love like Jesus loved, help the hurting, visit the lonely, encourage the downcast. Let us move from the pews to the neighborhoods.
Let the church be the church.
Sunday grace, friends.