Today I met with a man who hasn't seriously considered being part of Missio Lux, but is feeling an intense restlessness that is beginning to make him rethink how he lives his life. One of his barriers to participating with Missio Lux is the question of where he will get his feeding, his spiritual nurture. But, as he has been involved in a community for the last year; he is beginning to see how much more satisfying it is to discover God's teaching through exploration and discussion with others. He is seeing his boys become great friends with the children of the other couples. He realized that he would call one of those families to help him if his car got stuck, but not anyone at his church. He recognizes his desire to take his children on a mission trip so they understand that much of the world lives very differently than on the Eastside of Seattle.
As he processed all this, he made a very interesting observation: "It feels like when I go to church, I get my 'feeding' for the week, I leave and by the time I go home, the feel good feeling is gone. I've forgotten what the sermon is and I am ready to live the next 6 1/2 days of my week. It feels like the church is refined sugar."
How would you respond to his comments?