I have recently noticed some people will “be” at church, but not “be” the church. There is a definitely a difference. You see, there are those that think “being” at church is all that is required to get into heaven. Unfortunately, for them, God doesn’t take attendance. The only reason he said it was good to “be” with other “believers” is to share life with them. To hear His word and to grow in his image with others who “believe” like you do. To encourage each other. To comfort each other. This is hard to do from your couch.
If you are going to “be” at church then “be” the church. Be the light of the world. Be a true reflection of Jesus Christ. Be honest, be giving, be faithful, be hopeful, be loving, be forgiving, and be true to the word of God.
To Be, or Not to Be? This is not the question.