Teen Time: Why is the church a “holy place”? (June 20th)

The long green season is called ‘Proper’ or ‘Even time’, or sometimes the “Weeks after Pentecost”. This is how we spend half our year. During Even Time we listen to the stories of Jesus that are not part of Christmas and Easter: Parables, Jesus’ healing folks, Jesus’ teaching about God’s world and Jesus showing us how to treat each other.

Buildings are special because of the architecture, the people who built them, perhaps even the personal memories. But they are only buildings.

Places of worship are considered ‘holy places’ because that is where we dedicate ourselves in worship, and it is part of our tradition going back to the ancient Hebrews and the first temple in Jerusalem. However, worship can happen anywhere.

Just for fun

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