Eddie Izzard explains how we like to lay claim on things, instead of say, naming things (which I think is our Biblical Calling), we take them over and call them as our own. Or worse, say that God prefers us to own this instead of someone else..
How do we do this? with flags of course
Or in church’s its with keys. The number of conversations, wranglings, making, processing, changing of and trying to account for keys is amazing.
Keys to the Kingdom, right? That is what its really about!
But, to me, the doors to church should be wide open..
I guess I should come out…I am anti-key
I know there are safety concerns and I understand why congregants (esp. older ladies) don’t want to be alone in an unlocked building in the middle of town..
But, I don’t know how we can build trust if we don’t practice it…how can we make people responsible for God’s Kingdom if we can’t hand them responsibilities? How can we work together better?
We give each other space–both figuratively and literally, to make mistakes.
Some may call this idealistic, I call it practical faith…
I don’t know how we are going to unlock all the doors we put between each other….but Itrust that God will show us the way!
PS watch the link 🙂