Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Much of what the Church has taught in the past was sophistry.
It was centered in the mind as a set of beliefs or principles.
And it was reinforced by fear.
This led to a cold, hard atmosphere in church.
And many Church people were cold, hard people.
But God is centered in the heart.
His children have warm, loving hearts.
And this can lead to warmth in church.
To improve the atmosphere in church we must address the specious fears that harden our hearts.
We must give love to those around us.
To improve people's experience of Church we must put into practise the things that we express in church.
Only then will people return to the Church.
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