I think it was G. K. Chesterton that said, “Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God.” And Pascal who shared, that we all have, “A God-shaped vacuum in the heart of which cannot be satisfied by any created thing, but only by God the creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”
If all of that is true and it is, why are the church buildings empty on Sunday morning? It makes me think we are doing something wrong.
It’s clear on social media that people want to believe in something, they want theology, they want to belong to something bigger than themselves. It might just be me, but I think people want the truth. Last time I checked the church had the truth (Jesus answered, “I am the … truth …” - John 14:6), do people know that?
It’s also clear the culture wants to worship. Without the truth of Christ, they form their own idols. Today’s golden calf (Exodus 32) is a celebrity an athlete or a lifestyle. In other words, they are looking for life, a better life, a life that makes sense, something or someone to invest their life with (Jesus answered, “I am the … life …” - John 14:6).
Wherever people are going, Jesus is the way (Jesus answered, “I am the way …” - John 14:6). The brothel does not fill the hole in the heart, and the brothel is not the way, there is no life (or love) in the brothel, and there is no truth in the brothel, and yet the brothel seems to have more business than the church.
We have everything they are looking for, the way, the truth, and life. Tell me again, why are the pews empty on Sunday morning? He asked me to ask you that.