It is so much easier to see ourselves as belonging to a church rather than belonging to Christ. And then being a church member becomes just one more thing that we do – one more activity on our calendars, one more possibility, one more choice.
But what if this is something more than that? A community to which we belong, with a shared identity? And what if that shared identity is that we are all trying to be followers of Jesus? Part of something sacred? A place where we practice surrendering our lives to God?