By Peggy Hahn, Executive Director – LEAD

Try this reflection to spark your faith imagination.

Sacred space can be found almost anywhere.*

So what does this mean for being “church” in a changing world? How can we expand our vision of church so that it is more than a building?

Church is who you are. Church is how you are. Church can be anywhere you are.

You embody church because the Holy Spirit is alive in you, not because you know exactly what to do or say.

Ponder this.

Church is_________. (You fill in the blank.)

Now ask yourself this question:

If sacred space can be anywhere, what does this mean for my relationships at home? At work? At school? In the neighborhood? At the gym when I am working out? On the playground with my children? On Facebook when I post?

What if we lived as if the church is every group of people gathered together, in Christ’s name, because Christ is in us?

Expand your imagination for the next few weeks as part of your faith practice during Lent.

“Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 18:18-20 The Message (MSG)

*God is everywhere but sacred space can be violated by human sin and brokenness.