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Do you really need church?”

Do you really need church?”

Tara Woodard-Lehman creatively takes on a question asked of her in The Huffington Post (excerpt):

After giving it much consideration, I’ve decided that there is at least one very good reason why I need Church: I have a really bad memory.

It’s true. I have a terrible memory. Especially when it comes to remembering who I am as a child of God. Especially when it comes to remembering what God has done, and continues to do, in and through Jesus Christ.

I forget who I am. I forget who God is. I forget God’s Epic Story of Redemption and Liberation and Renewal and Beauty and Hope.

I forget. A lot.

On top of that, there are a gazillion other demands and voices that are vying for my attention all the freaking time.

So I admit it. I get tired. And I get distracted. And more often than not, I forget.

I need Church, because Church reminds me of everything that’s important.

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