That’s right. We’re planting a church in the nation’s capital, this Friday is the 4th of July and we’re not having a church picnic.
I guess there are a few possible explanations:
1. We forgot about it.
2. We can’t afford it.
3. We’re unpatriotic.
4. We’re total idiots.
Or, there’s one more: We’re really serious about living on mission.
The 4th is a really big deal in DC. There’s a lot going on and it’s an incredible time to connect with neighbors, co-workers, friends, family or fireworks fans. It’s a really bad time to pull the church out of the world and huddle together by ourselves. So, don’t look to RCC for plans on the 4th.
If you don’t know what you’re doing on the 4th yet, it’s not too late. Start talking to people and see what they’re up to, join in, build relationships and see how God might use you.
I would rather see the church scattered for mission on the 4th than huddled together in isolation. So, go enjoy the 4th as salt and light in our city!