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22 thoughts on “Food for Thought”
This is absolutely incredible. Wow. Thank you for sharing, Myndi. I love spoken word, and this one was just beyond fantastic. Excuse me while I plaster this everywhere.
🙂 Plaster away. 🙂
My husband showed this to me the other day and I loved it! This is what he and I have been trying to explain to people for years now. One of my husband’s good friends who is also a pastor recently wrote a book called “Steeple Envy” which is all about the same kind of stuff – how the church has gotten so obsessed with money and big their congregation is that it has forgotten its true purpose: to show Jesus through love. Thank you for sharing this, Myndi.
Absolutely. Loving people – regardless of who they are, where they are in life, what their past or present looks like – is what Jesus is all about.
Wonderful post, Myndi. Like the young man in this video, I believe spirituality is a personal connection rather than a building. I attend church, but not all those who do are truly spiritual. Nor are most of my conversation with God held within the confines of a building.
It was always meant to be – from day one – a personal thing. Not a list of things to do to be holy. ‘Course, sin flubbed that up big time, but that’s what Jesus came to fix. He threw the rule book away and said, Love me, Love people. I just think that’s so incredible.
Yes, I love this!
I love church–the true meaning (groups of Jesus lovin’ people hanging out, praying, and trying to figure out how to be more like Jesus). Let’s just hang the cultural, traditional, historical religion out to dry.
spot on my dear. something about the name of Jesus…
This went viral on Facebook a couple of weeks ago – a lot of friends reposted it on their profiles. Good to see it again. Thanks for sharing.
I have felt this way for a very long time and been calling myself spiritual for just as long. Thank you for sharing Myndi. It’s simply beautiful and I love it. Made me all emotional and stuff.
I think this resonates with so many of us because we’ve seen first-hand just how destructive structured religion – something that often claims to be a safe haven – can be. Like he said, the Church Jesus came to ‘build’ was always meant to be a hospital for the sick, broken, and hurting (aka, each of us) – not a museum for the holy.
Phenomenal. Thank you for sharing.
Great one Myndi. And people always look at me funny when I remind them that Jesus was Jewish.
Stunning and I love the music behind it. Like Debra, this has been my thought for a long, long time. I won’t say I’m Christian, but that I believe in God and what’s good, not in structured religion. I’ve lost a few friends over the years because of this, but I also have fab friends who are devout Catholics and lovingly refer to me as their heathen friend.
Oh, Tameri, it makes me so sad to hear of lost friendships! I so hate the idea of anybody putting structured religion before a soul-to-soul relationship. Buildings crumble, organizations dismantle and go away, but souls are forever and ever. Nothing is more important than the relationships we make along the way.
Love you, sweet girl!
Aw, thanks! It’s all good for the friendships that went astray. They couldn’t handle that they wouldn’t see me in heaven ~ won’t they be surprised when I show up!
Those Catholic ladies? Some of the wildest and crazy friends I have!
Wow, that’s powerful! I share similar thoughts as Debra and Tameri. I consider myself a spiritual person, not a religious person. I believe in God (or Gods) and I believe that having faith, in anything, is a powerful motivator. Too many people hide behind their “religious” facade. Crimes are commited under the auspice of religion.
w/a Jansen Schmidt
He gives us a lot to think about. Thanks for sharing.
Love this and 100% agree.
LOVE this!! LOVE IT!! It sums me and my beliefs up 100%!!!!