Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:1-2
One thing I think the Church needs is “Brotherly Love”, often Churches become too institutionalized, too political. Sometimes we run the Church as a business instead of being the Body of Christ. We get wrapped up in positions, titles, and agendas. We forget that we are gathering to support and love one another, were gathering to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, period
Its interesting the author of Hebrews says some strangers we meet are actually “Angels in Disguise” It will be interesting when we look back at our life and see how many angels we actually encountered during our life. So next time your going to disregard a stranger, remember they might actually be sent by God to test you!
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Hebrews 13:3
As the Apostle Paul taught us when someone suffers in the Church , we all suffer. And when someone rejoices, we all rejoice! (1 Corinthians 12:26) Instead of worrying about the agendas of the Church, we should worry about the people who actually belong to the Church
So if someone hasn’t been to Church for awhile, instead of reprimanding them, ask them if everything is ok, remember your members of the body of Christ. Church is not a checkbox that we mark off every week, its a gathering of the Saints to worship our Lord and Savior on the Resurrection Day
Continue to love your brothers and sisters in Jesus Name Amen!