They die when you die
December 29, 2005
Talking about churches with a good friend, he was saying how bad he thinks going to church is.
His parents always made him go to church whether he wanted or not. He feels that his parents thought it was “decent” to go to church. He didn’t want to go. But they made him go. He feels it’s all a social thing.
Anyways, I told him that even though that was his experience, mine was different. I never had to go to church if I didn’t want to. Ever. You could do whatever you wanted if you lived in my mom’s house. Turns out, thank God, I don’t hate going to church. (At least not all the time).
At the end of our talk, he gave to me the best description I’ve heard of the difference between having an “active-God-life” and just merely “social-decent-church-life.” He said -“all those things are just social. They die when you die.”
So I guess it all comes down to that huh? What’s gonna die when I die? What’s gonna live when I die? The things that are going to live when we die are the true-God-things.
I hope we all fill ourselves with more truth and true-living. I hope most of our lives won’t die when we die.