Why Should I Go To Church On Easter?
I've been thinking about getting a gym membership, but I'm not a "gym person." And that's a bigger deal than you might think. I've never been to a gym. My people are not gym people. I have put a lot more effort into avoiding locker rooms than I have ever put into my health.
And so no one needs to convince me that the gym would be a good thing for me. I know I need it. But there is just a huge psychological hurdle and a lot of inhibition to overcome before I get there.
It's much the same with church for people who don't think of themselves as "church people." And I sympathize with that.
But Easter is one of those times when the intrigued and the desperate, the hopeful and the nostalgic have a pretense for overcoming their inhibitions about coming to church. But that's also what makes it hard. No one wants to be dismissed as a "Cheaster" Christian (Christmas and Easter.) If you, or someone you know, is struggling with this tension I want to give you five good reasons for attending church on Easter, even if you have no intention of going again.
Five Good Reasons for Attending Church on Easter, Even If You Have No Intention of Coming Again:
And if you've never been to church before and you show up on Easter morning at Furnace Brook I will take my cue from you and head to the gym on Monday morning. But I'm confident of this: good as the gym may be, the church could mean better things for your soul than the gym could ever mean for my body. If my body gets fit it will still be mortal, but on Easter I will celebration Jesus' resurrection from the dead and the hope that resurrection gives me for my own.
Hope to see you there!
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