Jesus Does Not Work Here

Of all the stories of Jesus in the gospels, very few of them take place in the temple or synagogue. Most of them are played out in the workplace and community.  Just think of your favorite stories of Jesus. Where did they take place? A fishing boat? A wedding? A well? Someone's home? A garden over some fish sticks and bread?

Jesus very rarely appears in a temple or synagogue, and spends most of his time in the workplace and community. Somewhere along the line, we began assuming Jesus only works in the church. We began to assume this sort of partitioning with the Spirit, our faith, our story.

Our work, our school, our day to day life does not take us away from Jesus. In fact, it is those parts of our life that continue his involvement.

We have to learn to identify Jesus and his Spirit in our workplace, our homes, our schools, and our community. Once we begin to do that, we start to see our role as a true Church and congregation outside of Sunday.

PC Walker

Speaker.Author.Poet, whatever comes through the cracks is all grace.