Thursday, January 27, 2011

Are people as happy as they seem?

Facebook can be very intimidating, seeing all those happy faces, great memories and ubiquitous status updates. So can the church, when there is a lack of transparency of not only the highs but also the lows in life. Along these lines, I found this article from Russell Moore to be edifying. Here's a snippet:

Nobody is as happy as he seems on Facebook. And no one is as “spiritual” as he seems in what we deem as “spiritual” enough for Christian worship. Maybe what we need in our churches is more tears, more failure, more confession of sin, more prayers of desperation that are too deep for words.

Maybe then the lonely and the guilty and the desperate among us will see that the gospel has come not for the happy, but for the brokenhearted; not for the well, but for the sick; not for the found, but for the lost.

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