This is a Deeper Family, not a Deeper Church. I’m charged to write about family, not the work I do as a congregational pastor.
But sometimes the church is a family.
Sometimes it’s a family in all the wrong ways, replete with dysfunction. Sometimes there are controlling personalities and melodramatic martyrs and generational warfare.
And sometimes there is tenderness and mutual care and the simple joy of shared meals – bread and wine in the sanctuary, potlucks in the fellowship hall.
Sometimes they really do know we are Christians by our love.
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