I have grown weary as of late. That so-weary-it-emanates-from-your-bones kind of tired. I find that every where I turn, I'm confronted with the spiritual cliches we tell ourselves and others to keep our innermost thoughts suppressed.
In my own journey in this road of being a Christian, I've found it increasingly harder to truly comfort people with haphazardly thrown together "spiritual-isms". Sometimes I literally have no words, I can only pray in the Holy Ghost and for God's will to be done in their lives.
Part of it has come from people who irritatingly (can I be honest here?) pat me on the shoulder or hand and tell me "It gets better" or quotes some random Scripture (which I already know) without offering any type of actual practical help or solution to a very real problem/situation/feeling.
Maybe I think it helps them to ease their mind. That they've done something for that person. I know that was me at one point. Realizing it now, I wonder how much more damage I caused by doing that. I pray to God that I'm never so busy with life or into practicing superficial Christianity that I can't truly be present with someone.
People want to be a part of a community, which is what the true church is supposed to be. Christ has set us free, yet some of us become more bound being in the church. Why is that?
The church is NOT supposed to be filled with sanctimonious, hypocritical, judgmental mask-wearing gossips. But unfortunately, you look around and you see a lot of it. We're human and we're not perfect. Yet the ones who've benefitted from great grace refuse to, can't, or won't give it to others.
I pray that in every church across the nations, in every heart, Kingdom will meet culture and collide to transform everything we touch into brilliant mirrors of God's glory. (End of post in comments)