I know it is not new information to any of us that we live at a frenetic pace in today’s world. There is much competing for our attention. The temptation can be to allow these competing distractions to overrun our lives, especially at the expense of our spiritual lives. This can even occur imperceptibly. As a result, I want to strongly encourage us to not compartmentalize our faith. Instead, our faith should permeate and inform every aspect of who we are, especially when we are struggling and have questions.
I love what Max Lucado tells us in his book Fearless regarding the importance of community: “Questions can make hermits out of us, driving us into hiding. Yet the cave has no answers. Christ distributes courage through community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He never deposits all knowledge in one person but distributes pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to many. When you interlock your understanding with mine, and we share our discoveries, when we mix, mingle, confess and pray, Christ speaks.”
Please do not let the tyranny of busyness direct your decision-making, especially as we are now upon summer. Hebrews 10:25 reminds us, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
See you in worship!
Keep the faith,
Originally from Huntington Beach, CA, Tony received his Bachelor's degree in religion from USC and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology. Tony loves spending time with his wife, Sheri, and their two sons and daughter (Bryce, Braden, and Brooke); cheering for the USC Trojan football team; and playing tennis.