Days 3 & 4: ” I dream of a Church that…..”

I dream of a Church that….

… Does not forget the God of the Old Testament, but practices its communal life according to the teachings of Jesus as seen in the New Testament.

….Recognizes that both men & women are called to all levels of Holy Orders.

….A Church that is truly one catholic { “small-c”} church that is free from schism or the threat of schism.

….Where we are more focused on living the message of the Gospel & less about using Holy Scripture as a weapon against women & minorities.

….A Church where ALL have access to basic Christian education that is free from any sociopolitical slanting towards the extreme right-wing sector of the political spectrum.

… I dream of a Church where people do not wish to restrict financial giving so that our financial resources can make the most impact by spreading the Gospel in more ways & in more places.

… I dream of a Church that validates & celebrates all forms of families.

…. Church should be less about institutional government & more about ACTION in the world. We should be more concerned with feeding the hungry, helping to heal the sick, and engaging in interfaith dialog than arguing about doctrine .

What is the Church that YOU dream of How can we make that Church a reality in the near future?

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  • David Justin Lynch, Esquire  On 07/07/2012 at 11:39 pm

    I agree with all of the above except I think getting people to open their wallets in a recession may be a challenged.

    • Sarah Beth  On 07/09/2012 at 9:01 pm

      Agreed. But in my Diocese, Restricted Giving” means that one may arrange for his/her finacial tithese stay ONLY wihin the local congregation. THAT, to me, is wrong. I dunno if your bishop allows this practice or not, but mine does.

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