Friday, February 24, 2006

What church should be like..

I was chatting with a friend who is disenfranchised with church. He doesn't think it's authentic. Here's what he said:

"the most spiritual experience i've had in the past two years was an AA group I had to go to for med school preceptorship...

here is a group of people who are completely humble and ashamed of themselves yet so non-condescending and ultimately supportive of each other....really a reflection of what the church experience should be

it should be real, nasty, honest, uncomfortable, unpolished"

Well said! Isn't that what church should be? A group of drunks trying to find a better life?

1 comment:

jacob edwards said...

This is what I love about the inner-city. People are much more willing to expose themselves and be honest about their lives. There is no point in trying to cover your spiritual scars when everyone knows you have them.