Thursday, October 15, 2015

Christianity that Changes Us

As a church family we seek a relationship with God that is holistic and transformative.  By holistic we mean complete, involving all the nooks and crannies of our lives.  By transformative we mean a life of faith that is growing in its imitation of Christ and coming to be, to know and to do the things that define “Kingdom” living in this life and in the life to come. 
But what does this holistic, transformative Christianity look like within the Body of Christ?  Cursillo, a spiritual formation movement within the Church with which many of us are familiar, describes Christianity that makes a difference as a balanced spirituality involving worship, study, Christian action and community. This is not an original formula, but is based on “Benedictine Spirituality” that has been foundational to Anglicanism. 
A transformative faith is the expectation Christ has for all of us. It is very different than lukewarm, Sunday morning, pew warming Christianity that defines much of the Church. 
Therefore, the expectation for all of us here at Holy Trinity is three things: (1) that we all be committed to worshiping together on the Lord’s Day; (2) that we each be involved in at least one of the spiritual growth opportunities offered in our fellowship during the week; and (3) that we all seek and use our spiritual gifts for ministry both within and outside the Body of Christ.  You do not need to be at church every time the doors are open, but if your churchmanship is not distinctly broad and involving all three aspects of the Faith, perhaps the Lord is calling you to more.                                                                                   Father Rob

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