we’re all a mess
this weekend at church pastor tom shared something with us that surprised me, but also didnt surprise me at the same time.
apparently he has heard, as well as having been told by other leaders in the community, that our church, TRF, is a “messy church”.
dont you just love it?!
you can rest assured that when you walk thru the doors of table rock you can let your messy self all out.
no expectations. no heavy thumb. just come and be.
each time he shared this info in all four services there was collective laughter and amens!
i love that people know they can come as is but also know that they’ll be challenged to grow and be stretched.
iron sharpening iron, right?
as i wrote in our community prayer journal this week i was overwhelmed with the vulnerability of you all. the personal and painful admissions. the prayer requests im certain were written through many tears.
our messiness was exposed.
i feel that when a community, any community, can expose who they really are…they link arm and arm together – creating a bond that with each link becomes harder to break.
ultimately becoming a safe haven for authenticity.
i crave authentic company. realness breeds realness. it primes safe ground.
being honest with ourselves and others isnt only good for our own hearts but also for some who may need to know that others struggle too…that there are people out there who worry, who are scared, who are messy…giving them permission to link arms with people just like them.
and when we can create a mess together…we can help each other clean up the mess too…together.
what say you? are you a mess?