Thursday, April 17, 2008

Church: First Aid for a Disillusioned Heart.

I have been talking to a few friends offline about Church. And in particular, how to handle your own heart when you are feeling disillusioned with your community. There are lots of complex reasons why we feel disillusioned, but here is my Top 3 quotes on feeling disillusioned. (From Eugene Peterson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and C.S.Lewis.)

So click here to open a Word Document called: "Battling with Church: First Aid for a Disillusioned Heart."

Have I missed anything?

Pic on Flickr Nellee100.


Anonymous said...

"What he says, even on his knees, about his own sinfulness is all parrot talk. At bottom, he still believes he has run up a very favourable credit-balance in the Enemy's ledger by allowing himself to be converted, and thinks that he is showing great humility and condescension in going to church with these "smug", commonplace neighbours at all. Keep him in that state of mind as long as you can." CS Lewis

This is a great word of teaching...

As the Catholic Mass ends:
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall be healed!

Karen Marie said...

I like the diagnosis, but where's the first aid?