Thursday, November 01, 2007

What a night...

What a night, last night we had praise and worship night, and our own youth band led the music I spoke and the kids had time to sing, spend time in prayer, reflection and of course play ping-pong. There was something striking about our night. We did certain religious acts, but yet there was nothing overtly forced, there were moments of sacredness and moments of silliness, there were powerful and trivial moments. What it was, was real...we made no claims of saying the 'right' things, we were ourselves and we acknowledged something bigger then us working around us and with us. I love that there is no simply spiritual or simply secular I love that the lines are blurred and some times you can't tell which is which, and I love even more that one and the other are often the same...what a night.

3 comments:

Real Live Preacher said...

You're really onto something in blurrying those lines. Because those lines aren't real. So go man. amen.

Sarah Gingrich said...

Hey Paul,
I agree the blurred lines are fun. Here in Chile that is what we do for "outreach". Quick story A lady in our church works for the animal shelter. She has people ask her all the time what makes her different, happy, no grumbling etc. That opens the door for her to share in a simple way. As a result two weeks ago one of those friends has received the Lord. Praise God. Hey when you coming down with a group?

Paul Morgun said...

RealLivePreacher, I think your right those lines are made up, we are a people that makes hedges unfortunately...


Sarah thanks for the story...I was under impression that you guys are returning from Chile in feb...and then coming here!