“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.â€ ~ Lenny Bruce
Although Lenny Bruce was known as a comedian, this tidbit has a lot of truth in it. Many churches are just meaningless social clubs, self-righteous hallelujah clubs, or something worse. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the type of ‘organized’ religion where people of like mind and spirit gather to worship God and serve humanity in love and truth, and I believe there are distinct benefits to spiritual community that can not be found in solo spirituality – such things as the multiplication of effort, encouragement during hard times, the power of corporate worship, and the bonds built in service to one another and community.
One of my favorite things about church is the community feeling of it, and of course, the food that lubricates that community. In this pic, my kids are eating donuts and juice. I think it’s cute.