Friday, August 17, 2007

Why Hold Back

I just got back from spending a week with some of the most amazing youth. For a little over 6 years I have been working with the program called Director's Invitational at Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center. This group of young people came together and challenged each other through discussion and exploration of who God is and the ways that we relate to God. It made me wonder why we, as supposed adults, have such a difficult time being in dialogue such as I say in these leaders of the church.

I wonder if we spend more time trying to keep people happy, or if we do not want to offend someone. I guess it could possibly be that we have not taken the time to think through our believes enough and we know if really challenged we would be lost. Could it be that we might have to face the fact that we might be wrong?

All told, it might seem more simple to just assume what another person thinks and leave it at that. It also might seem more simple to never challenge what we believe. However, do we ever grow then?

1 comment:

Bill said...

Hey Aaron,

The new church start I have been working in New Ceations has begun with thus very foundation. For the last 2+ months a group of 15 - 20 of us have gathered to wrestle over what we really believe and who we will be if we start a new church together. It has been thrilling.

We have found large areas of greement on essentials and a wide spread of opinions on most other things. I think it is a very healthy group, as each person is encouraged and expected to articulate their faith. it's making for a good foundation on which to build I hope...