I heard a pastor today talk about building a church where atheists and agnostics want to come, just to hang out because they like how we live, where all the colors want to break bread together, all the genders and sexualities feel warm and welcoming to each other, where young and old mingle freely with each other and all the folks in between.
She brought me to my feet in praise and joy. What a church!
That is the church Jesus is looking for on this earth. He sees glimpses of it in various places–folks in Metropolitan Community Churches and our friends in The Fellowship are trying to build such churches.
Of course, we fall short. We are human.
But we do not stop yearning and trying. Nor does God.