|Catholic church in San Miguel de Allende|
I’d like to make two observations:
1) I think that one of the challenges of ‘religion' (whatever form it takes) is the ever present tendency to focus on the container rather than on the content - to fall into legalism, ritual, tradition, etc. rather than focusing on the essentials. At the end of the day Christianity is about relationship not religion, it’s about a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus.
2) What some would bemoan as the loss of influence (Christendom) others see as an opportunity, a chance for new birth, for resurrection. IF this is true, whether we’re talking about the north or the south, then it does represent an opportunity for us. However, it also means that we can’t be offering different, freshly painted, versions of the same ‘glass’.
|23.5 carat gold plating in Guanajuato church|
Please pray for our team here in Guadalajara, as we seek to make connections, and as we seek to identify and respond to those who are spiritually open, spiritually hungry. Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare the way.