Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 97:1-2,6-7,9; Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20; John 17:20-26
Some years ago, the pollster George Gallup was asked to comment on what his polls were saying about “the correct state of religion in America.” What he said, in part, seems as relevant today, as ever …
The two major trends really are a search for depth in our society – people seeking spiritual moorings — and the search for relationships. People need to rediscover each other… We are fragmented. Families have split apart.
Mr. Gallup went on to describe many American Church-goers as assenters rather than believers: They assent to faith. They assent to the beliefs which one so meant to believe, but they don’t necessarily believe them. If you consider that a belief is something to be acted upon, then these people are merely paying lip-service to what they think they should believe. If we were truly as religious as we sound, the ethical nature of our society would be vastly different. To which I will add, how we long for that day.…
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