“We have failed to address our own souls and our own sense of self. We have pointed the finger – analysed and critiqued church patterns, missional models and Christian culture, but have remained naive to the way in which we ourselves as individuals have co-opted by contemporary culture. For we carry within us viruses. Parasitical organisms which are capable of ruining all of our plans, of wounding, weakening and even destroying our movements, churches, communities, ministries”
How many of those who seek reform within the church, do so from the frings, occaisionally throwing stones, occaisionally asking the church to support them financially, all the while…what we really need are those who commit themselves to the Body of Christ…fight for Her, protect Her….restore Her….seek for Her best and Her growth….
It may only take one of those within a local church to stick around and commit themselves..and earn the respect of those within it…to see Her rise up and take hold of what God lays before us. The fields are white for harvest…..