Monday, October 30, 2017

The Church is People- like You and Me!

“The church is people just like you and me. We are the clumsy, brilliant, messy, loving, ego-centered, glorious, awful, liberating, oppressive, interesting, boring, caring, and nervous people who go to church. That makes the church like Noah’s Ark. The only reason you can stand the mess inside is that it’s better than drowning on the outside. The next time you are in church, look around. Everyone there has just finished facing a struggle, is in the middle of one, or is just about to meet one! In all our glory and dribbling fear, the church still manages to give you traveling companions in the great spiritual landscape. God love us.”
(Introduction, Integral Christianity, by Paul R. Smith)

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