Friday, August 21, 2015

The Church

Some of my friends are very angry at the “institutional church,” and not without reason. I’ve felt it, too. But I deeply love the church and many of them regularly collect inside a building. That's not a problem, but sometimes stuff happens to them while there that’s the problem. I say, know who the church is and love wildly. That's going to be wonderful and that's going to hurt. Both. But there’s nothing new about that. So we’ll need regular care from the Holy Spirit, who reveals to us the beauty of people as well as the mud that smears them, concealing them even to themselves. We are His workmanship, even in the institution.

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