“What Do I Have To Do To Get You Into A Relationship With Jesus?” (Selling Christ In The Evangelical Megachurch) | john pavlovitz

Constance, the whole thing…here is an excerpt…and this is why I delineate between the building where American religious christians go for meetings, and the living organism.  They both have the name “church”, but only one is a church.  The other is sticks and stones, in divers ways.

Before the Church was ever an institution, before it was a massive entertainment compound, before it was a weekend mountaintop destination, it was a community; one whose lifeblood was true relationships. The idea in those early days, was to live together, to bear one another’s burdens, and to work out together, how the words and ministry of Jesus translated into the lives of those who sought to follow after him.

They came together daily to share stories, to break bread, and to encourage one another. “Church” was the bi-product of Christians living together and knowing each other.

via “What Do I Have To Do To Get You Into A Relationship With Jesus?” (Selling Christ In The Evangelical Megachurch) | john pavlovitz.

What People Think Before They Meet ME!!

That’s what I want. I want someone who smiles like an idiot whenever she talks about me.
Someone who just can’t shut the fuck up about me.

But after they meet me, and I am that person who cannot shut the F up?

“Charissa…really.  STFU!!!”

giggles…Ima talker, vaccinated with a phonograph needle.  My daddy could not even ride me into silence with his bike while I ran along side him yippity-yapping away the whole time.

Chatter-box is me unconscious and asleep.

Oh, and when I am not vocal?  That’s cuz my thoughts are swirling so fast and I am thinking so hard that to talk is to slow them down and lose them.

Careful what you ask for, Constance…tumblr_ls3761vWEK1qb56ifo1_500