Most weeks it is easy for me to write something in support of a Sunday theme, but this is not one of them. I can get excited about some things, but I am not the most passionate person. When I think about passion, I think about deep emotion, strong commitment and a long term dedication.
If I was to compare passion to an animal, it would be a dog. Every time you walk in the door a dog greets you as if you are the most important being to walk the earth and as if you had been away for months, rather than minutes.
I’m more like a cat. I can get excited over something for a few minutes. I might even walk half way to the door to greet you, but sooner or later, and that is usually sooner, I’m going to go back to lazing around.
So, I find it hard to write something about New Passion, when I’m not sure I even had the old one. However, even in my limited range of deep emotion, I recognize when even that is in deficit. When I’d rather sit on the couch and veg, than get up and do something. I can see it in my spiritual life, when I quickly read through a bible passage, rather than take the time to think about it and let it soak in and speak to me. When I quick launch off a prayer, rather than make the effort to pray deeply. When I stumble into church half awake, rather than arrive full of anticipation and longing to be with others in worship.
So, while the word passion may imply something a little too deep to describe me, the idea that I can drift and in turn need a renewal of my spirit does resonate. How about you? Are you passionate (whatever that may look like in your life) about your faith, or do need to find a new passion in your faith?
Anyway, this Sunday at The Sunday Gathering is where you can ignite that new passion. I am going to work hard at arriving all fired up and ready to worship, engage and grow in my faith.
As usual: 10:30am – Food and Friends and 11:00am – Worship and Inspiration.