Stan’s Corner, Friday, July 22

For years, I have been taking a religious magazine called The Christian Century which often gives me a knew way to look at something.  In the current issue, there is a statement about “church”  that was rather striking:

“Religion makes its home in the church sanctuary.  To cross its threshold is to enter a domain of limitless possibilities…To the seeker in us it’s a place of refuge.  To the doubter and the worrier and the loser it’s the reception hall of the redeemed…We expect God to be in that place.  We walk in entertaining the possibility that the fullness of our existence…is within our grasp…We keep returning to those places where God has been and may yet be, where grace has been received and may yet be bestowed, where the broken, sinful, wounded community gathers and may yet be renewed.  It is where we come to meet our Maker.”