I’m sure it’s always been this way, but it seems that as of late, every time the local church comes up in conversation, it’s spoken of critically.
I’m sick of it.
Pastors, stop deconstructing the church.
Christians, stop bad mouthing your local fellowship the way you talk about that restaurant of yours that’s gone downhill.
The great Catholic social activist Dorothy Day once wrote:
As to the Church, where else shall we go, except to the Bride of Christ, one flesh with Christ? Though she is a harlot at times, she is our Mother.
In other words, our local church has its problems, but it’s all we’ve got. And we shouldn’t want it any other way. [Read more...]