“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

Cats don’t go to church, but perhaps church could learn emotional honest from cats. Ernest Hemingway wrote: “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” If cats did go to church, they might ask this question:

What does Jesus want to do during a church service? (He promised to be present with us when we gather in His name. So what does Jesus want to do?)
A) Sit back and watch what we do?
B) Be quite and stay out of our way?
C) Listen to the sermon?
D) Take direct control of the meeting and run it Himself?

Can Jesus lead and direct a church service by Himself? Yes? Or . . . No?
“No.” — If we say no, we must not really believe that He is very powerful, even though we may say that He is Lord of all.
“Yes.” — If we say yes, then why don’t we let Him take control of a church meeting and run it Himself?

Question? “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” –Charles Dickens
Answer: Going beyond church and experiencing the living, resurrected Jesus Christ working in and through ordinary people!

Cool cats love the new book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia! Get your copy by clicking here.

beyond church cat


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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