On Sunday Columbus Day, Oct 13, while on vacation, I attended the church services at Riverside Church in Manhattan. The building is beautiful, reminding me of the cathedral in Chartres, France. The service began with a performance of their bell choir--beautiful classical melodies. The message that followed was a discourse on the times of Columbus, and the colonization that Europe promoted. It touched on the slave trade and pillaging of resources from this new land. It was a reminder of social injustice, which was good, but why was not any reference made to God or the scriptures?
Is not God aware and does He not care for those who are called by his name?
My conclusion about this service was that although the building was beautiful and the music uplifting it lacked the touch of the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Next Sunday, I will tell about another spiritual experience that I had while on vacation.