16 Jul '14, 2am

"Faith isn’t about being right or good or in agreement. Faith is about feeding and being fed."

When I was ready to give up on the Church, it was the sacraments that pulled me back. When my faith had become little more than an abstraction, a set of propositions to be affirmed or denied, the tangible, tactile nature of the sacraments invited me to touch, smell, taste, hear, and see God in the stuff of everyday life again. They got God out of my head and into my hands. They reminded me that Christianity isn’t meant to simply be believed; it’s meant to be lived, shared, eaten, spoken, and enacted in the presence of other people. They reminded me that, try as I may, I can’t be a Christian on my own. Perhaps the most powerful of those sacraments is communion. In the video above, Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, tells the story of a young woman who became an Episcopalian in the 1940s. One Sunday, she invited the man she had been da...

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