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Spaghetti Church

Do you like eating raw spaghetti? No? How about cooked? Cooked spaghetti tastes much nicer, don’t you think? But - at least raw spaghetti is neat and tidy, all lined up nicely and easily separated. Cooked spaghetti is a different story. A plate of cooked spaghetti is all mixed up and you can't see where each strand starts and finishes.

Church is a bit like that. We are all part of God’s big family and God wants us to be all mixed up together, sharing each other’s lives, not separate and apart. Church is not a place where we try to be a Christian all by ourselves – it is a group of friends with whom we spend time and learn how to follow Jesus together.

Hebrews 10:24 says this: “Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.” (Good News Translation) How can we be concerned for others? We can serve them, do good to them, pray for them, put them first, remind them about God’s word, feel sad when they cry, laugh with them, and help them to love God more.

God wants us to be connected to Him and to other people because that’s the best way we can grow in our faith. When we are intertwined like spaghetti, we make each other stronger so we can do more and learn so much more than we could on our own.

How can we be a spaghetti church? Come jump in the pot, let’s learn and live out our faith together, and help each other follow Jesus!

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Read the full issue of Grace News on Relationships and Community here.