I Can Feel Your Whisper
|...A great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Churchgoers are really good at calling ‘wolf’ on being hated. ‘It’s persecution, man, they hate me because I got Jesus.’ But maybe it’s not your beliefs and values and conservative leanings. Maybe they just don’t like you because you’re a socially inept weirdo that doesn’t know a thing about the real world.
Our churches don’t make sense because we fight over stupid secondary things, raising all the wrong banners and dying on hills of no substance. We use a strange vocabulary that no one understands but The Club. If hell is real and we’re pointing our cannons at each other, we’re doing Satan’s work for him.
Somehow, somewhere, there’s got to be some kind of connection in our lives with totally disconnected people. We can’t just be withdrawing in our safe bubbles of similar thought with agreeable spiritual platitudes and ‘bless your heart’ and routine prayer language. No one outside your church understands some of that spiritualized garbage pouring out of your religious mouth. People want real. They need truth. They need less Greek and more grace."