Unlike CrossFit or garden clubs or any other organization designed to attract similar personality types, the church collects people who often do not naturally fit together. Sociologically, this looks like a massive disadvantage, but theologically it is a beautiful gift. God gathers us with all of our differences, united only by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, into the fellowship of the Spirit and the Father’s love.
May God help us to love the real, local church that we are part of, because it and we belong to him.
Love Your Church Within Its Limits
Why accepting a congregation's shortcomings is key to developing its strengths.
Kelly M. Kapic, Christianity Today