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For many years now I have taken to going to church less and less because I find so little there of what I hunger for. It is a sense of the presence of God that I hunger for.
-- Frederick Buechner

It is Jesus Christ that unites us, and nothing else. The biblical writings show that God came to be increasingly understood as Father, Son, and Spirit, that is, as a communal being. If this is true of God, it would be very strange if we, as God's creatures, viewed ourselves only as individuals relating to God independently, rather than as interdependent beings who should be in community with one another as well as God. In the past, church services were almost always a "one-man show" or small team effort. Going to church seemed mostly a spectator or performance-oriented affair in which most people looked, listened, and only occasionally took part.
It's not about how funny the pastor was, or how long s/he spoke for, or whether the music was 'tight' or the prayers or shaking hands. It's not about how it made me feel or whether I could agree with what was said,...it's about the presence of God.

Jesus is the point.

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