I have been reading a little bit of Philip Yancey’s book, Reaching For the Invisible God. I really like these words:
…Thomas kept company with the other disciples even though he could not believe their accounts of Jesus’ resurrection… and it was amid that community that Jesus appeared in order to strengthen Thomas’s faith…. The church at its best prepares a safe and secure space that belief may one day fill; we need not bring fully formed belief to the door, as a ticket for admission.
Does this describe my church? Is it a community which prepares a place for faith?
Yes, I think I can honestly say it is. But then the real question I should ask is: What am I doing to help my church be such a place?