At a church SGM tonight about property stuff. These meetings always seem to get me a bit depressed – hearing from people who clearly ‘don’t get it’.
Someone made a particularly provocative comment and I had the perfect response… an hour later in the car on the way home. Duh!
It would have gone something like this: “This is not some sort of fad, trend or temporary experiment. This is growth, this is life. I long for a church that defies your expectations, a church where the carpet wears out too quickly because of overuse, a building bearing the stretch marks of life, a community that risks, that dreams, that pursues, that gives and that celebrates. Our history is full of significant decisions. Our future relies on them.”