Saturday, April 10, 2010
Outgrowing the church
I was told by someone that they "had outgrown the church, didn't get anything out of meetings, and therefore did not attend anymore."
I responded: "As to your 'growth,' that may or may not be true. However, even if it is true, then the church needs you all the more for what you have to offer. Continuing service inside the church will always take a person to still greater peace and light."
What I did not say is that whenever one assumes their own spiritual or intellectual superiority to others, they have lost light and become a fool. Spiritual development here distinguishes the best from the worst by so little that God regards us all as equal. What this world views as intellectual achievement is more often than not a hindrance to finding and following God.