Sleeping Beauty

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A Christian friend sent this to me last week:

Over the past several years, many people have felt that the Church was dead, or at least they’ve raised that question. One time, when I was talking with someone about this, the scripture came to my mind where Jesus says, in Matthew, “The maid is not dead, but sleeping.” I felt that the Lord was telling me that that applied not just to the young girl that Jesus went to raise from the dead but also to the Church. For the Church has mostly been asleep, and for quite a long time. But she has not been dead.

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