"There All Different Names for the Same Thing"
Not that that Death Cab for Cutie Song actually was about this, but why the heck are there so many denominations of Christianity. I am sickened right now. (Warning this is somewhat of a rant)
I hate the Church right now. The stupid bride that keeps tearing herself apart, that keeps sending out all of the parts of herself that she most needs. We have surely forgotten God's desire for Unity and Wholeness within his bride. MAAAAAHHHH!!!
It is just so annoying. Apparently the San Joaquin Diocese of the Episcopalian Church is leaving because of some silly disagreement, and it seems everywhere you look the Church is splitting. It isn't even over important issues. And that's another thing, we shouldn't even divide over some of the allegedly important issues. WE shouldn't really divide. Period. Is it too much to ask?
It gives us a terrible reputation, it ruins our ability to love God, our Neighbour, and even ourselves. I HATE IT! I want the bride to stop freaking killing herself. I want to shake her by the shoulders screaming at her to stop. I want to embrace every part of her. I want all of her members to reunite, embrace, reconcile, forgive, forget, love. Have we let the cancer of hatred spread so much that it's too late? Has Christ abandoned his bride who has now abandoned him so many times before?
I am not a prophet, I'm a lousy poet, a poor writer, a terrible theologian, and a pretty broken person, but I am not blind. I can see the need for healing within the church. I am not completely despairing. I just wish the light were a little bit more visible and nearer.
"The one thing truly worthwhile is becoming Godís friend." - Gregory of Nyssa