Wednesday, October 15, 2008

plagiarize this

at last night's cohort meeting we welcomed a pastor and first time attender named jeff. at some point in the evening he mentioned that during last sunday's sermon he told the congregation to take a moment and take a good, long look at the people around them because:

"the people you see are your social security. in times of economic hardship and strife our real dependence is not upon the government, but upon each other."

that really struck a cord with me. what a creative way to challenge people to set aside their fear in order to trust God and one another.

3 comments:

Mike said...

"the people you see are your social security. in times of economic hardship and strife our real dependence is not upon the government, but upon each other."

depending on your church that could induce more fear. ha!

g13 said...

touche.

i've been fortunate insofar as most of the communities i've been a part of are dependable.

but i've also been a part of a few, ahem boston church of christ, that are definitely not.

of course, the gathering is one of the former communities.

g13 said...

and, well, you know the quality of the 4 judson community.