I always found myself in churches that allowed me to be one with myself. At the time, I always felt it was me and them.
That’s until I really exercised being one with myself 100% and then discovered I had to make a choice: me or them.
Isn’t it interesting that at the time we might think we are truly free and are even allowed to be who we are. But then, at some point, we cross an invisible line and realize that, yes, we are free to be ourselves, but not THAT much! Then, we have to make a choice: me or them.
How about you? Are you in a community that is really you and them? Or, are you finding that you are being forced to make a choice: me or them?
The power the “them” has is incredible. They offer community. They offer a cure to separation, isolation, and loneliness. They offer friendship, fellowship, and a full schedule of activities. They know that if you refuse it you will be left on your own to fend for yourself. And who wants that?
I know! I’ve experienced it. In my opinion, the church’s greatest asset is community. What other organization offers it so fully in a similar way? When you walk in, they hand you friendships and a life on a platter. It really is incredible.
Unfortunately, too often for too many this means giving up being true to ourselves.
It usually eventually comes down to a choice: me or them.
(Join The Lasting Supper where you are free to be yourself!)