Keep Churches Closed and Hearts Open
One of the difference between being religious and being spiritual is that religious people feel an overwhelming urge to “check off the boxes”. In the business world, to “check off the boxes” is a well-known catch phrase for pointing out superficiality.
This is to say…we’ve taken an action, when the reality is the action resulted in no change. A little more than a waste of our time. Something we do when we’re not serious about being honest with ourselves and each other.
The current political administration of the United State is pushing and attempting to over-ride our own Governor’s for the sake of physically opening Churches. When digging deeper, it’s clear that the push to open church’s is not about freedom of religion. It’s about exerting power and catering to “their base”. It has nothing to do with God.
Those who are spiritually connected to the Source of Truth; the Universal Love – know without a doubt that a physical church building is not required to worship and practice faith. That looking on a cross, the star of David, or even a chalice does not make one closer to The Creator. The very first places of worship (Churches) were in people’s homes. The very homes we’ve been quarantined to.
When we stay home, we are loving our neighbor as ourselves. When we stay home, we are doing our part to respect science and protect our loved ones. When we stay home, people stay alive.
Bricks and buildings are not essential. God is essential. Justice is essential. Love is essential.
May it be so.
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Such a great post and perspective that every church-goer needs to hear! The buildings mean nothing and it’s the love and relationships and (virtual) community that matters
I wish that more people were able to view faith in this way. I think the world would be a better place.
I think there is a lot of difficulty in seeing superficiality within religion. Just going to a church does not make you a good person. You also have to put in the effort that comes with being religious and respecting the health of your fellow person goes along with that. Great points.
The irony of protestant churches and people who identify as being protestant wanting to be open churches, is that the Protestant Reformation happened because Martin Luther thought the Catholic church was corrupt and using every trick in the book to milk money from their worshipers.
Thus advocating that you can praise god from anywhere because god is everywhere. So a true believer would know they don’t need to open churches and can praise their god from home. But church leaders can’t con you out of your money if you’re not there for them to manipulate you
Very well put