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Drifting and Remembering

by on April 26, 2011

Here a couple of good posts recently. Lest We Drift Away is a warning to us about drifting from the gospel

DeYoung says:

It seems to me this whole experience of listening to flight attendants is eerily similar to church for many of us.

1. We have someone preaching to us who is pretty bored with the whole thing.

2. We’ve been to church and figure we’ve heard all the same stuff before. So why listen?

3. We don’t think we’ll really need to use anything we hear in church. And if we do, we’ll figure it out before the end comes.

Secondly, from “So, How Was Your Easter?” a good reminder to remember things of the Lord. I think it relates nicely to the previous post. In this on he says:

We Compartmentalize

For example, consider the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, which has Scripture readings beginning today designated as “Easter Week,” followed by readings for five Sundays after Easter. (This is in addition to the Lent readings.) Combining the Lent Scripture readings with post-Easter Sunday readings, Easter officially spans 14 Sundays!

Now I’m not arguing for a more liturgical expression of Christianity (nor am I arguing against it!). Rather, I’m acknowledging our modern propensity to compartmentalize and isolate this most glorious season. Visit most stores this week and you’ll see what I mean. Easter displays are already being dismantled to draw our increasingly short attention spans to Mother’s Day. By next Sunday, church displays are already neatly boxed and stored away for Easter 2012.

We Forget

And so the commerical and Gregorian calendars keep their hurling pace. Combine this reality with our culture’s assault on our senses, and it’s no wonder by mid-week Easter 2011 is already yesterday’s news.

The end result? We forget. We don’t merely forget Easter. More tragically, we forget the implications of Easter’s ongoing realities in our lives. It’s a form of early onset spiritual Alzheimer’s disease

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