One morning I put the trousers on the ironing board, turned the dial on the iron and waited a few minutes for the iron to heat up. After doing something else close by I then started to iron, it was not going as well as I expected and the creases were not coming out. Sprayed the water cannon on them and still the iron was not doing what I wanted, it was not until several minutes later did I realise the iron was not on at the wall.
I was going through the motions, not thinking and just doing. I think we sometimes do church and following Jesus like this. It is so easy to go through the motions that we lose the sight of what we are doing. We forget that we are a worshipping community and just come to sing some songs, we forget that we are called to love one another as we rush out the church door.
The challenge is to not go through the motions, but to remember who we are and why we do what we do.
Maybe sometimes we need to step back and look in order to see where the problem is and how we can be more aware of what we are doing and why.