Jesus wouldn’t go to church. That was the title of the essay and it forced me to stop what I was doing. Jeff Hood writes, “Earlier this morning, I was sitting in church and started to become deeply troubled in my soul. I couldn’t figure out why. After some moments of prayer, I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Follow me…I’m out here.” I realized very quickly that “out here” didn’t mean in the lobby. I knew were Jesus was. I knew what I needed to do. I needed to meet Jesus out in the streets.”
When we started this community from nothing, the foundation was not on historic creeds, but on Jesus’ wild and beautiful and seemingly impossible invitation to love bigger and wider than we ever thought possible. With just a small group, he planted the seeds for a movement aimed at peace.
Being faithful to love as our primary focus, has meant that we put the vast majority of our energy beyond walls, investing in people and groups creating a just world for all. We are in the streets more than pews because love says, follow me, I am out here!
Carry on in adding love into the world wherever you are!
South Bay friends, connect with us this Sunday night in downtown San Jose!