James Geary’s I is an Other is an insightful read on why metaphor works in connecting with people, and creating meaning, and how the choice to dismiss metaphor is a risk to our aims to influence others.
The root word for religion is the same root word found in ligament. A ligament is connective tissue that holds two body parts together. In the church, we are the body of Christ and our religion is the connective tissue that holds us together. What if you were to build a worship service around this image? Here’s a quick brainstorm about how that might look.