Thursday, September 24, 2009

Why does it take a funeral to get us together?


Many times a tragedy or a death in the family brings people together. So does a Wedding. Some will quip, ‘Why does it take a wedding or a funeral to get us together?’

Well, we live busy lives. We have expectations at work. We have the immediate family to look after, and television shows to watch. The wider family gets put on the back burner, til we find the time. The relationships then grow weak and the distance and time becomes more awkward. ‘I can’t possibly ring them now, they’ll think something is up’. ‘It’s been 6 months since I’ve spoken to little Richy’.

I’m putting the challenge out there to unite families together. To make that awkward phone call; to send that email that you’ve procrastinated about; to mention the elephants in the room and get the conversation going.

God’s desire is to see strong, healthy relationships, with Jesus at the centre. God longs to see unity, not fragmentation.

People get ready, there’s a train a comin’. You don’t need no baggage, just get on board…

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