On Being the Body: on to the moon?

It was there in the bulletin
We’re leaving soon
After the bake sale to raise funds for fuel
The rocket is ready and we’re going to
Take our church to the moon

There’ll be no one there to tell us we’re odd
No one to change our opinions of God
Just lots of rocks and this dusty sod
Here at our church on the moon

We know our liberties we know our rights
We know how to fight a very good fight
Just get that last bag there and turn out the light
We’re taking our church to the moon
We’re taking our church to the moon
We’ll be leaving soon

Sara Groves, “To the Moon”

This song is a good, sarcastic reminder of why the church exists.

If the local church could continue to operate on the moon exactly as it presently does, we are in a problematic place.  If no one in our culture is being impacted, something must change.  Jesus came to heal the sick, and He sent us empowered by His Spirit to do the same.

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