March 31, 2021
It is interesting to me that even though death and resurrection are the central part of the Christian story, the church is often very resistant to change. Even though one of the core principles of Jesus was letting something old go, so something new can be reborn, the church can really struggle with adapting to new ways of doing things. Human nature being what it is, I guess this shouldn’t surprise me. We tend to instinctively cling to that which is familiar. We like tradition and stability as it can give us a sense of security. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Traditions and rituals can give us a sense of identity and being grounded. That is the gift within such stability. However, clinging to what has always been or the way we’ve always done it can also be a detriment to growth and staying relevant to the changing times. Sometimes things also come our way which force us to change if we are to continue to operate.