The Words of the Haines Family
A couple of days ago I had coffee with a Christian minister who has been very involved in interfaith for the past twenty years. She mentioned that she had only become a minister because of the Unification Church. In 1972 she had met a member in Birmingham and had attended Divine Principle study sessions in the local center.
She had been invited to go to a two day workshop in Rowlane Workshop but before attending had been to see her minster to tell him. He of course through his hands up in horror and she didn't go. However this kick started her spiritual life such that she ended up becoming ordained and committed to interfaith work. So I wondered, how many others of the thousands that passed trough our doors had their lives touched by God such that they embarked on a spiritual path even if it wasn't one directly connected to us. It reminded me of the passage in Isaiah 55:10-11
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Now my question is. How does she fit in with KPI and a tick-box report and photo-op driven church?