But a teeter-totter is not only reliant on the two participants. There is a mechanic component as well that makes it this classic playground ride something kids might want to play on.
In that space between the two poorly drawn figures, is a fulcrum which holds the board of the teeter-totter up. Without it, the ride is nothing more than a lifeless piece of wood. Which unless you are a kid building a fort or a tree house isn't the funniest thing to play with. But once you put the fulcrum in its place, the two kids can both teeter and totter for as long as they want.
So, what's all this have to do with anything? Well, the way I see it, the plank of wood is Anamesa (the church) holding the space between two people who have come together for a purpose. In the middle is Jesus who stands between them to make life balanced and fun. Both rely and need one another if they are going to do much.
So, you see how you play an important role at helping Anamesa (the church) be a place where Christ is not only worshipped but always present? Be it on Sunday, Thursday, or any day of the week, when you join us, we become the church. And not just any church, but one that functions fully and faithfully with the Divine allowing the space to have purpose and meaning.
When you are with me in this space of Anamesa, I know Christ is also present to teach us, guide us, heal us, and keep us balanced as we tetter-totter on life’s playground.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”