Sunday, October 7, 2007
WHAT DOES A HEALTHY CHURCH LOOK LIKE? (6: HONESTY)
In his book Blue Like Jazz Don Miller tells the delightful story of how he and his friends dressed like monks and set up a confessional booth on their notoriously heathen college campus. But instead of hearing other people's confessions, they were confessing their sins as Christians and the sins of Christendom to anyone who was willing to listen and forgive.
I think the world would be willing to listen to a church on its knees, a church that doesn't pretend to be perfect or to have all the answers. I think a mystical, sacramental healing can begin within us and extend into the wounds of our world...
Shane Claiborne, Irresistible Revolution, p. 251.