Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
“STATUS QUO”: a term of comfort, security, reliability, and identity. Depending on who and where we are, we like the feel of “status quo”. We are on the inside of the circle, the comfortable, the “norm.” Anyone who attempts to upset our status quo is seen as the enemy, the force to be annihilated, the obstacle to be removed, the block to reality – at least my understanding of reality.
An interesting companion of “status quo”, however, is“stagnation.”
None of us is an advocate of stagnation. We say we will do anything to resist stagnation in any aspect of our life. Actually, we can get downright irritated, stubborn, and even belligerent when others confront us with attempts to move us from the “status quo”. We are here at Bay Village because of our intense commitment to life in all of its fullness and newness. On occasion, however, our words and actions belie our stated convictions.
Bay Village ALWAYS has charted a course away from “stagnation”, toward a course of offering relationships, services, enriching and nurturing experiences designed to prevent us from settling into the “status quo.”
The next two years at Bay Village offer us exciting, challenging, risky, life-giving opportunities which will keep us from settling for the “status quo,” We are being encouraged to be a people of faith who dare follow a God who dared us 44 years ago with a seemingly impossible dream of Bay Village – the very place which we all call home this day.
Status quo/stagnation is not who we are at Bay Village. God is not finished with us yet! As the saying goes:
“Let us not give up, or give in, 15 seconds before God’s miracle!”