Looking Past Imperfect People
Many believers have become critical of the Church. Quick to see the failures of others, to cast their disappointment on the Church at large. Failures of high profile leaders, conflicts in church networks contribute to wrong conclusions. The Church by its very nature is made up of imperfect people. I'm convinced that it is the Lord's heart for us to be part of the solution. It takes no skill or commitment to identify problems, but it takes great faith to love God's people who gather together in what is called the church. It is my conviction that God loves the Church in all its local expressions. It is an overarching theme of the Scripture. I can only hope that many who have become discouraged will find a renewed love for the purposes of God and shed the bonds of personal discouragement.