I think it's probably the first time that we've addressed this kind of phenomenon in one of our church services - the strain in our spiritual journey when we connect too closely our spiritual walk and the feelings that are associated with it.
So let me ask you: Are you "feeling it" right now, spiritually? Are things going well between you, and God, and others? And if not, is it okay to keep pressing on even though you don't currently "feel it?"
If love isn't a feeling, but an active verb, then why do we consistently equate success of failure of our spiritual connectedness and maturity with emotions and feelings?
Is it possible to be at the height of your spiritual maturity and still feel miserable?
I'm not sure. Come to COMMUNITY this weekend or join us online at www.communitychristian.org. You won't regret it, though you might feel like you do... (that was a joke in an otherwise serious post...)