There is a place where I feel at home. Besides being at home.
That is what I call the church. The gathering place where others of like mind in regard to God – the future, the past and the present – meet. There we speak of our entrance into God’s presence through Jesus Christ.
And we differ. On issues that are not central to that worship. Things like what tractor one should own (John Deere has a definite edge for some of our congregants), or what store best serves our grocery needs.
Sometimes we have a hard time telling what is central and what is periphery. We work together to discover our common threads and our common threats.
And somehow, when we commune together with a strong determination to be God’s people, we survive and thrive.
That’s what I like about the people I call church people.
We love each other.