Thursday, May 08, 2014

Intimacy and Ultimacy

I told you yesterday that I only had one more story from the Conference I attended.  Well, maybe I had two more.

The keynote speaker said that beyond food, shelter, clothing - beyond the basic needs - people have a need for connection and meaning.  She called it intimacy and ultimacy.

It reminds me so much of what we do in church. We try to connect people - to each other and to God. We hope to provide meaning to what we are doing by reaching out and making a difference.  We strive to be the hands and feet of Christ.  Our hands can connect us to each other and our feet can take us to those who need help.  Connection and meaning.

Are we doing that?  Are we reaching out to connect and to provide meaning?

The next time you see someone sitting along in a pew, ask yourself what God wants you to do to connect that person to God and to other people and what God wants you to do to help that person find meaning.

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